[NTLK] Newton Ux

Forrest newton_phoenix at mindspring.com
Tue Mar 14 11:29:15 EDT 2017

Well, this brings up a thought-provoking question: is there a point in the future when we will choose to abandon the original Newton OS in favor of a (greatly) improved version?

In other words, will we soon choose to run only Einstein (or some derivative) instead of the original Newton OS because it offers more features, speed, etc.?

In a way, this is already happening. While years ago, some on NTLK lamented longer messages and content unfriendly to downloading email on the Newton itself (such as HTML links); the argument was that one of the joys of using the Newton was receiving email from NTLK. Such content/length made that less and less viable.

I still enjoy reading email on my MP, but it is becoming more and more of a challenge. I'm not suggesting that we do away with links or other things that impede that process; just that we have moved away from using the Newton for such things.

Might we (eventually) also move away from the original platform in other ways as well?


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> On Mar 13, 2017, at 4:00 PM, Grant Hutchinson <grant at splorp.com> wrote:
>> On 2017-03-13, at 4:41 PM, Daniel Parnell wrote:
>> If we got enough people coding away to add unimplemented functions then it could be done, but I agree, it’s a huge job!
> That's a perfect application of the infinite monkey theorem.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem
> g.
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