[NTLK] Newton Ux

Forrest newton_phoenix at mindspring.com
Wed Mar 15 06:46:57 EDT 2017

LW Brown wrote:
"Just my thought: not a color os, but color just in appropriate apps: pix, videos, drawing..."

Agreed. I like that idea.


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> On Mar 15, 2017, at 12:22 AM, L.W. Brown <lwb at mac.com> wrote:
> Just my thought: not a color os, but color just in appropriate apps: pix, videos, drawing...
> -L.W. Brown
> via 6s+
>> On Mar 14, 2017, at 13:00, Jeff Sheldon <jeffsheldon at gmail.com> wrote:
>> All the comments on this topic are extremely valuable.  I especially
>> appreciate that spectrum of pros/cons/obstacles and grounded thoughts on
>> the matter.  Part of the reason I first asked was to get an idea of whether
>> people seem to be fine with things the way they are, design-wise, or if
>> there's an eventual desire to take things, visually anyway, a different
>> direction.  This could of course be many years away.
>> As for color and whatnot, I'm making the assumption that Newton Inc.
>> considered this inevitability fairly strongly and had some solid ideas in
>> the works that would have merit in fulfilling.  My message to Mr. Yamashita
>> was enthusiastically passed on, but I haven't heard anything back yet and
>> might not (will check back in).
>> Mostly I'm just curious as to what the general atmosphere around this issue
>> is.
>> The comments about iOS and the handheld bring up the issues of tangible
>> usability and presence.  I just bought a $13 1st gen iPod Touch, jailbroke
>> it, and am playing around with the idea of compiling a super slow instance
>> of Einstein for it.  Has anyone already done this on any i-device and have
>> any thoughts on the usability?  I seem to recall hearing that at least one
>> person here has done it.
>> -Jeff
>> On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 2:27 PM, Ermin Mistica <erminmistica at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> That's an awesome explanation. I've recently started on a road to a new
>>> career and am learning how to code. One of the things I promised myself a
>>> decade ago was to learn NewtonScript if I could and contribute to this
>>> Operating System/Community.
>>> Until this day watching the old Newton commercials and demos brings a
>>> certain "warmth" to my heart. We were really part of a revolution. One that
>>> the rest of the world is realizing these last ten years with iOS and
>>> Android. A handheld is commonplace now. Woo Hoo! But none so far really
>>> touch on the sometimes awkward, very much awesome steps the Newton made.
>>> I look forward to what comes even if it remains in "hobbyist" hands.

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