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A personal photoblog with stories, photos and video about Apple, cycling, photography, and other events in my life.

Fun With the Apple Newton

At our last family Christmas gathering, my sons and I were talking about my Apple Newton MessagePad 2100. I remembered I had some family notes and recordings on it. So I searched for it, but only found the case and keyboard. The next day (DUH) I remembered it was on my Apple shelf in the bookshelf upstairs.

Today I plugged it in to see what would happen, and It started up! A message came up that the battery could no longer hold a charge, but the basic apps worked. I opened the note app and found some of those  notes. Below are some photos of the notes and video of the few recordings that were there.

I tweeted about this (see my Tweets in the menu above) and lo and behold, I received a tweet from newtontalk! He wanted to know what model I had, and I told him it's a MessagePad 2100. It was thrilling to discover there are several folks out there with Newtons, and some are even able to run the Newton OS on their iPhone. I don't know how that works, yet! mess 

Here's a funny video I found. I'm sure there are people who can type much faster on their iPhones, but the Newton still holds up well after almost 20 years!