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January 28, 2010

Cadillac.

A functioning prototype of Apple’s larger, tablet-style Newton — code named “Cadillac”. This device is part of a collection I obtained from Russ Uzes several years ago. Russ originally purchased it on eBay from a company called Mac-Pro Systems. When asked about the device’s history, they told him … “We just found the Cadillac in … Read the rest of this item

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January 15, 2007

It’s that immutable green brick factor.

You have to admire Leander Kahney. He has a nose for news, especially when it relates to anything ‘of the cult’, as it were. Case in point, who would be the first group you’d survey for a reaction to the iPhone announcement? Why a bunch of Newton users, of course. What demographic would embody the … Read the rest of this item

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January 9, 2007

We have liftoff.

After the ground-shaking, bladder-emptying, adrenaline rush of this morning’s rather interesting announcement, Mr Haughey makes an astute observation. Why is something as mundane as a product announcement so exciting and important to us? Because Apple is the new NASA, that’s why. Matt, thank you from one Apple fanboy to another. Thank you for putting into … Read the rest of this item

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October 26, 2006

The new webmail, man.

Apple unveiled a revamped .Mac webmail today. As expected, it’s chock full of delicious Ajaxy goodness and mimics quite a bit of the functionality of their desktop Mail application. The .Mac Address Book gets a swift kick in the interface as well. I’ve documented some of the major changes in this Flickr photoset. The best … Read the rest of this item

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August 9, 2006

Scheduling conflict.

They have some nerve scheduling the WWDC the exact same week as TypeCon this year. What were they thinking down in Cupertino? Don’t they realize that some of us folks love hobnobbing with the geekerati about upcoming operating systems and new Mac hardware just as much as rubbing elbows with the typographic cognoscenti? Apparently not. … Read the rest of this item

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March 31, 2006

Who you calling crazy?

Do you know that feeling you get when some Crazy Apple Rumors Site quotes you so far out of context, that your head spins around on your shoulders and you end up thinking you actually may have said something like that to someone? Well, now I do too. And although they may have been uttered … Read the rest of this item

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February 27, 2003

Will the last person to leave the platform…

… please turn off the backlight? The title of this post refers to a popular email signature that floats around on the NewtonTalk mailing list. I mention it not only because it’s oddly appropriate given what day it is, but it’s somewhat ironic as well. Today marks the fifth anniversary of Steve Jobs’ questionable decision … Read the rest of this item

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February 27, 2002

Where does the time go?

Yes, another signpost along obsolete technology highway goes flying past in the rear view mirror. Please ignore my lame prose for a moment and take note that today marks the fourth anniversary of Apple (or more accurately, Steve Jobs) deciding to unilaterally discontinue development of the Newton. So, is the deep green platform truly dead? … Read the rest of this item

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March 23, 2001

Got Fonts?

In the earlier releases of Mac OS X, there was a curious little fellow that lived in the Fonts panel called the “Buy Fonts” button. A few eyebrows were raised and collective mumblings were shared between onlookers of the typographic variety, and then the “Buy Fonts” button quietly slid out of view and out of … Read the rest of this item

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March 6, 2001

The sbit hits the fan.

Building fonts for dead computing platforms. That’s what I think I should dedicate more of my waking hours to. And to start it off this evening, I installed Apple’s Newton Toolkit (NTK). Along with a plethora of standard programming environment goodliness, NTK allows you to take existing Mac OS bitmap typefaces and turn them into … Read the rest of this item

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