The second session of the »Worldwide Online Newton Conference« starts today at 16:00 UTC.
Exciting for everyone who thinks the Newton is the “failed” predecessor of the iPad or maybe doesn’t even know it. And in a sense, BeOS and Newton OS share a few things in common.
(Yesterday’s highlight was Steve Wozniak, who during the break exchanged ideas with a teenager about the advantages of different gameboy editions
Steve Sakoman, the “father” of Newton, was also the co-founder of Be Inc, the developer of original Hobbit-based BeBox & served as CTO/COO. So indeed they share a lot
Oh, I didn’t know that.
(But obviously guessed it )
I got to go to WWDC in 1997… I could throttle my younger self for not buying one of the last of the Newtons.
(Except that I was double charged for WWDC, and had US$9 to my name - which was a little scary.
Apple fixed the problem, but only after I left the US)
If you want to indulge in memories, the http://newtontalk.net group is more active than ever and their participants are very entertaining and friendly.