[NTLK] Newton help?

Grant Hutchinson grant at splorp.com
Fri Jan 8 01:05:43 EST 2016

Hello Patrick.

My name is Grant Hutchinson and I'm the admin for the NewtonTalk mailing list.

In the email that Tony Kan forwarded to the list, you mentioned that you were looking for "the once alive forums" relating to the Newton.

Well, we're still here.

I invite you to join the NewtonTalk community and let us help you with your questions.

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Let me know if you have any issues.



(PS: I can likely help you find a dongle and stylus.)


Grant Hutchinson
NewtonTalk List Dad & Web Custodian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Longinotti [mailto:longinotti at me.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, 5 January 2016 9:02 PM
> To: genghis7777 at gmail.com
> Subject: Newton help?
> Hello! 
> I recently acquired a piece of tech I've been longing for, for about 15
> years. The MessagePad 2000!
> I remember around 2008 I had a chance on purchasing one on eBay and the
> auction went well over $300, being 18 years old at the time it was way over
> my budget. I settled for the H1000 unit which served me well for notes and
> homework. At the time, forums were alive with Newton software, people were
> making the aging device alive! 
> It's been a few years now but it looks like the once alive forums have
> vanished. UNNA offers some, but mostly empty promises. 
> I snagged the 2000 for about $50 and I've set an old IR enabled PowerBook
> for file transfer. But I'm having a lot of trouble finding the really cool
> software gems there used to be. 
> My biggest question is: Do you have any software archived for yourself that
> you might be able to share with me? 
> Also do you know of any place that I can get an inexpensive stylus and
> interconnect dongle? 
> I'm 26 and my mission is to use this puppy to its full capacity in the
> modern world. It's a head turner and it just makes you smile when the new
> kids are jealous of the capabilities. 
> Side note, the H1000 was sadly destroyed recently in a nearly fatal car
> accident of mine. I'll attach a picture.
> Hopefully I didn't bore you, but it's a crazy story if you add it all up. 
> Thanks for your time,
> Patrick.

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