[NTLK] Newton Ux

Michael Pick mpick at mac.com
Tue Mar 14 11:56:13 EDT 2017

Color and the Newton is such adifficult question. I’d agree with Grant that B&W is part of the charm of the Newton.

I think you could go down a very “ugly" road if you approached it in the spirit of the time.

This clothing line predates Newt but puts me in mind of some of the interface graphics (the jagged solid lines):


But the temptation would be to do a contemporary, muted, tasteful treatment as well (but that seems boring.)


> On Mar 14, 2017, at 11:33 AM, Dennis Swaney <romad at mac.com> wrote:
> If the Newton hadn't been abandoned, NewtonOS would probably be very close
> to iOS today.
> Sincerely,
> Dennis B. Swaney
> "I think, therefore I Mac"
> On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 8:29 AM, Forrest <newton_phoenix at mindspring.com>
> wrote:
>> 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?
>> Thanks,
>> Forrest
>> Sent from my T-Mobile iPhone 6 Plus
>>> 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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