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

Doctor Clu drclu at swbell.net
Sat Feb 4 08:08:57 EST 2017

A good read.

Yeh the Newton being cancelled was bunk.  However, it is fun to see the bits of Newton that did survive.  The delete “POOF!” animation survived into OS X.  And the whole iOS stream of devices I always felt the Newton was a prototype for.   Newton was the prototype, and we were the testers.  We only had pay $1,100 to be testers of the Newton 2000. 

Doctor Clu

> On Feb 2, 2017, at 8:20 AM, 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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