OT: Newton 2010 bug

Bernard Devlin bdrunrev at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 04:13:05 EDT 2009

Thanks Judy.  I was unaware of the 2010 problem too.  It shows
unbelievable lack of vision when the hardware outlasts the software.

I still run a Psion II PDA from about 1985.  It is apparently
indestructible. It has been dropped many times, including several
occasions when it fell out of my bag whilst I was cycling.  I had
several later Psions (3mx, 5mx), but they all died within a few years,
even though they had far less rough treatment.

All my laptops, PCs, Macs are less than 4 years old, and I doubt if I
could count the number of PCs I had since I got that Psion II.  But
the Psion and Newton have kept on going.  In both cases it is a lack
of foresight about date problems that have limited their future


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 12:29 AM, Judy Perry
<katheryn.swynford at gmail.com> wrote:
> Andre,
> See these:
> http://myapplenewton.blogspot.com/2009/03/koppen-it-is-possible-to-patch-newton.html
> http://newtonpoetry.com/2008/09/10/2010-newtpocalypse-without-an-update/
> http://40hz.org/Pages/Newton%20Year%202010%20Problem
> So, you might want to get the fix as it looks like it may well exist.  I
> gotta figure out how to get the fix from a modern Mac to my various Newts...
> Best,
> Judy

More information about the use-livecode mailing list