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7338RE: [midatlanticretro] Yesterday 10 years after newton's death

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  • Evan Koblentz
    Feb 29, 2008
      >>> Ergo, much even more rarer
      Nope.  That whole series -- Casio Z-7000 aka Tandy Zoomer aka AST ("Gridpad" if I remember correctly) -- is interesting because it started the modern "Palm" form factor, as well as starting Palm the company (which at the time only made software, after Jeff Hawkins left Grid).  But the devices weren't so great and aren't very rare today.
      A good book on the Zoomer series and how its development led to Palm (although the stories are somewhat biased because it's co-written by a former Palm marketing director) is "Piloting Palm" by Andrea Butter and by the NY Times' David Pogue.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jim Scheef [mailto:jscheef@...]
      Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:50 PM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Yesterday 10 years after newton's death

      Well, I have a genuine, original Tandy Zoomer. I came out about the same time as the OMP and was totally overshadowed (for good reason) by the Newton. Ergo, much even more rarer! [sic]


      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Evan <evan@...>
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:12:00 PM
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Yesterday 10 years after newton's death

      I have an OMP (Newton parlance for "original message pad").

      - Evan, waiting for his flight home from Denver airport

      -----Original Message-----

      From:  Christian Liendo <christian_liendo@...>
      Subj:  [midatlanticretro] Yesterday 10 years after newton's death
      Date:  Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:53 pm
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      To:  midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com

      I still have the Sharp one,, I bet thats rare


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