Friday, April 07, 2006

Newton Revisited

I won this Newton 120 PDA with leather case and extras on eBay. This design is better than any PDA on the market, even better than Palm. Unfortunately Apple and Steve Jobs dropped the series and everyone has been grieving the loss. It has the best handwriting recognition out there, and many professionals say they wish Steve would reintroduce it. I don't have a clue what to do with it. Nostalgic, and operable, but I haven't any idea what to do with it yet. I may put it back up for bid. I have just never held one before. There are numerous hackers out there writing code for these still. This model can send faxes, emails by way of telephone, merely by bringing the speaker of the unit near the ear piece of a phone. I can send emails and faxes this way!! I can print from this too. From a business standpoint, I can see its use as being valuable, but for me, it is a tinker toy to study.

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