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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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February 26, 2008

Deep toast.

Normally, I’m a big fan of coincidence and synchronicity. Today, not so much. On the eve of the tenth anniversary of Apple discontinuing development of the Newton, the Cobalt Qube which had been hosting the Newted Community site for the past nine years suffered a catastrophic hard drive failure. Ouch. If that’s not a coincidence, … Read the rest of this item

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September 21, 2007

What are you doing?

Why, Twittering from my Newton, of course.

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September 12, 2007

Dan Benjamin’s Newton

Back in July, Dan Benjamin and John Gruber mentioned the Newton (and alluded to yours truly) at the tail end of the third episode of their podcast, The Talk Show. You can listen the original snippet of audio here. One of the stipulations of “appearing” on the show was an informal agreement to provide Dan … 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 8, 2007

The self-aggrandizing flotsam department.

Please note that the delightful pair of vociferous Mac-heads, Dan Benjamin and John Gruber make an ever so brief mention of Newton (and yours truly) in the recently unveiled Hivelogic Podcast. The first two episodes of the podcast are a casual discussion of their ideas regarding what new products might appear during the imminent Macworld … Read the rest of this item

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September 20, 2006

Modeminos.

What would I do if I came across 4,000 or so surplus Newton modems? I’m pretty darn sure it would be something at least as stupefyingly unproductive as this. It is any wonder Apple couldn’t release a Newton on schedule back in the 90s?

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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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January 26, 2006

A little bit awkward.

A wonderfully succinct (and accurate) story about the complexity, nostalgia, and joy of using a Newton by Marcus Hammerschmitt.

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December 22, 2005

Bleeding green in Fog City.

Who’s heading to Macworld this January? Hands please. Why not kick around town over the weekend and join some of your PDA-toting peers at the 2006 Worldwide Newton Conference in San Francisco. The event is conveniently scheduled directly following Macworld Expo, from January 13 — 15, 2006. The conference program is still a state of … Read the rest of this item

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