Sorry, I couldn’t resist the title for this post.

Today, a colleague offered up a blast from the past in the shape of an Apple Newton MessagePad.  18 years on it’s amazing to see it working.  It’s not what you would call blisteringly fast but it reasonably accurately recognised my hand-written scribbles and converted them accordingly.

This particular model is the M100 or “original MessagePad”. I won’t go into detail about what it offered as a simple Google search will reveal all.  Take a look at the Wikipedia entry for the device.

Needless to say it was an entertaining look at Apples past!  Seems they were a little ahead of themselves.

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(better picture to come!)


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