OT: Newton 2010 bug

Judy Perry jperryl at ecs.fullerton.edu
Wed Apr 22 17:18:32 EDT 2009


Well, but it looks as if the Newton community has engineered a solution. 
If you want I could pass along the subscription info to NewtonTalk...

I got a AA battery cage for I think both the 120 and the 2100 but the 
eMate needs to be plugged in to run... but all 3 still run!



On Wed, 22 Apr 2009, Bernard Devlin wrote:

> 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
> usability.
> Bernard
> 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
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