Love Notes to Newton

The Undiscovered Country

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” – Isaac Newton

One thing I didn’t anticipate was how willing some of the original development
team of Newton and Newton OS would be to sit down and talk with me. As a result, half of the film is actually going to contain quite a lot of the history and philosophy of the Newt. I have uncovered a lot that was news to me (though not necessarily to anyone well-versed in Newton lore), for example, the Newton was originally meant to be a large slate-type device which would have a lot of advanced technology (and even a subwoofer) and cost $6000-8000 (in ’90s money!). That makes the iPhone X look like a steal. However, I don’t want to forget the original purpose of the film: to celebrate what came after the demise of the Newton team at Apple and the people involved today…

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Trip to Dusseldorf, Germany, and Paris, France

On September 25th I’m departing for a whirlwind trip to Dusseldorf to meet certain well-known active Newtontalk.net community members there, then heading to Paris for the 28 and 29tth for the same reason. If anyone is in those areas and willing to meet up with me, let me know. I’ll also be heading back to the Bay Area on October 23rd until the 29th, and spending the 30th in Seattle. Not exactly a vacation, this is all the time I could afford. I also have connections in Vancouver and possibly Phoenix, and will be spending time in Calgary and New York very soon.

 

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