[NTLK] 20 years and still unique

Matej Horvat matej.horvat at guest.arnes.si
Tue Feb 27 17:58:21 EST 2018

Since Newton was discontinued, new devices and operating systems have come  
and gone, slowly reinventing Newton's features one by one...

There is handwriting recognition in Windows 10.

The major operating systems make heavy use of gestures and animations.

Intelligent assistance is commonplace, though it is done on servers rather  
than locally.

"NoSQL" data storage has become popular, on Web application servers at  

Android is full of sound effects, can be extended by the user and is used  
by multiple manufacturers.

iOS supports a stylus, although there is no system-wide Rosetta/Inkwell  
available for whatever reason.

Mobile applications offer routing options within them, eliminating the  
need for the user to start communication first and then specify the data  
to be shared.

And there is probably more.

... yet there is still no platform offering all those features in an  
elegant, user-friendly and non-intrusive way like Newton does. Not to  
mention expandable hardware with standard batteries.

Here's to another 20 years!

More information about the NewtonTalk mailing list