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The Newton, The First PDA
Anecdotes about the development of the Newton, the world's first PDA (11 stories)
“Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” -- Frank Lloyd Wright

  
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Newton ToolKit started life as a LISP prototype that was used in early Alpha 3rd party developer kitchens
August 1992
Maurice Sharp
NTK,Third Party Developers
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 (5.0)
A young third-party developer describes his enthusiasm about the Newton launch. From Usenet.
August 1993
Paul Potts
The Newton Launch,Third Party Developers
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A third-party developer writes on Usenet about the philosophy behind the Newton's data store.
November 1993
Paul Potts
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What recognizing "Jabberwocky" teaches us about the Newton's handwriting recognition algorithms. From a Usenet posting.
December 1993
Paul Potts
Handwriting Recognition,The Original MessagePad,The Print Recognizer
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A third-party developer recounts his brief involvement with an early Newton development effort.
March 1994
Paul Potts
Third Party Developers
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There is more than one kind of memory in the Newton. A third-party developer elaborates on Usenet.
April 1994
Paul Potts
Third Party Developers
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A third-party developer recounts further adventures with startup Fry Multimedia, trying to sell Newton development.
June 1994
Paul Potts
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The Newton's radically different application architecture could occasionally be surprising to developers. Notes posted to Usenet by a third-party developer.
August 1995
Paul Potts
Third Party Developers
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A third-party developer reflects on the death of the Newton. From Usenet.
March 1998
Paul Potts
Third Party Developers
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How I learned of the Newton and fell in love. By a third-party hardware developer.
undated
Frank Gruendel
The Original MessagePad,Third Party Developers
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