[NTLK] Update on Love Letter to Newton (film)

Morgan Aldridge morgant at makkintosshu.com
Thu Feb 2 09:30:33 EST 2017

On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 09:20 Noah Leon <moosefuel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yesterday I had the pleasure to meet with Mike from the Newtontalk list. We
> live near each other in the greater Montreal area. We met at the "Le
> Poutine Bar" and we both ordered "Le Sainte-Rose" Poutine, which was
> excellent.
> Mike brought an Original MessagePad (or was it a 100?), Einstein running on
> a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a Cassiopeia WindowsCE device as conversation
> pieces, whereas I brought my battered and well-used MessagePad 2000.
> Right away I noticed that he kept his Newt in pristine condition. Mine is
> missing the port door, the coating is rubbing off, and the screen door is
> taped back on, hi-lighting our different personalities!
> There were no cameras rolling this time, but the stuff we talked about and
> Mike's passion for the Newton and extensive experience with using the newt
> convinced me even more that this is going to be a worthwhile film project,
> and that if everyone has as much to say as Mike about his life with Newton,
> there's really something here.
> I can especially identify with Mike's palpable frustration over the
> cancellation of Newton, and Apple's decision to absorb it and make it
> disappear. I think that's a wound most of us Newt users carry.
> More to come.


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