[NTLK] Routine Poutine and Newton Love Notes

Forrest newton_phoenix at mindspring.com
Thu Sep 20 19:35:58 EDT 2018

I hope this makes sense...I have thought for a while about the best way to say it, I hope this it:

I cannot imagine a world without an iPhone in it...or an iPod; or, an iPad. It’s not that I am such a big fan of Apple (okay, well, maybe I am ;-) ). But these products were so groundbreaking, they changed the world and what we do within it so much, that I can no longer imagine a modern world where they don’t exist.

I am old enough to remember big desktop computers (I own a few); and flip phones. And Walkmans. And VCRs. And record players. I remember what the world was like before the newer amazing replacements were in it; but now that they are here, well, I’d probably struggle (at least a bit) without them.

I cannot imagine a world where the Newton did not exist.

And Noah, now that you have made your superb film, it is not possible to imagine the world without it, as well.


Sent from my T-Mobile iPhone 6S Plus

> On Sep 19, 2018, at 12:11 PM, Noah Leon <moosefuel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I say without shame, that I had tears welling up in my eyes through most of
>> the film. To finally see some people I've long known through this list, or
>> through the web community or just because of their involvement in the
>> Newton development, was far more emotional than I expected. And the ending
>> was especially poignant. It is a beautiful film. Great job Noah. Great job
>> to all who were involved. It is a beautiful and very fitting tribute to our
>> Little Green Friend. I will cherish this film until the end of my life, and
>> can't imagine not watching it frequently.
> It means a lot, Paul, that you felt this way about the film. I feel vindicated having made it when I hear feedback like this. Thank you.
>> There was a small Easter egg for me at the very end! During the credits, a
>> photo scrolls by with Paul Zenk's name attached to it (Hi Paul if you read
>> this!), but it is actually a photo of both Paul and me on the train
>> platform in Krakow, taken at the end of his family's visit to us in Krakow
>> a number of years ago. It must have been between 2001 and 2003
> You can thank Grant for supplying the Newtons Around the World album, from which I was only able to display a portion. Glad to have you in the film.
> noah
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