1 November 2006, 00:05 by mark hoekstra

a package from NYC, a Newton MP130!

This summer, I’ve been working together with Nika and Devan from C-TRL Labs from New York, to work on a project called City on a Roof (my Flickr-set can be found here)

The working together has been really special. I mean, I found out about C-TRL Labs somewhere around 2004 and this summer, for the first time, this Medialab in my town, Pavlov asks me if I would be of any help to support ‘some artists from NYC’... Well, sure, of course, I’m a nice guy :-) ...when I later on discovered it was Nika and Devan I was working together with, I fell out of my chair… I mean, what are the odds of that? It’s a small town I live in and the people who connected us together didn’t know anything about me knowing them or vice versa. Bad ass magic, that’s what it is! ^_^

Devan and I share the same passion about old Macs, especially Compact Macs, so me doing a Compact Mac-project right now (you know, the follow-up to this one) isn’t too coincedental anymore. This awesome machine needs to be brought back into the spotlight every now and then and I’m more than happy to do that myself a couple of times ^_^

Now, more than two months after this project, I received a package from C-TRL! *^_^*

...and what a package/present it is! a true Apple Newton Messagepad 130.

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I’m really over the moon with this present and I really think I’m gonna use it. I mean, I keep getting busier and busier and until now I did all my appointments without any agenda… Now I don’t want to push the envelope anymore and lately I decided I need a PDA of any kind but hadn’t decided which one or what kind. But this seems totally appropriate! Let’s just try it out… if Bates doesn’t beat me to that…

earlier on:

C-TRL on this site
One Man’s Retro Mac Revival on Wired

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  1. Chris @ 5 November 2006, 22:22 :

    Is that the one with the really bad handwriting recognition? I can’t remember.

    Anyway, have fun with your toy. I’d sure love to have one of those _

  2. Simski @ 12 November 2006, 21:45 :

    dont forget to enlist to the newtontalk mailinglist. get help about networking and other issues with connecting to new computers.

    Newtons are fun!
    although im on a Newton 2100 right now, i still have my old 130 around…

    and no. only the original message pad (OMP) and the MP100 had that problem.

    tip: select a text and drag it to the laft side of the screen places it on a clipboard. go to the app you want and drag int in… “pretty neat huh?’

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