Newton Rocks. Last week, during my holidays, I took the time to play around with the secondhand (thirdhand?) Newton 130 I bought 10 months ago. It takes some time (several hours, in fact) to get used to the handwriting recognition system of the Newton OS, but: yes, it does work (especially if you’re writing in English). The standard tools of the Newton are quite interesting and powerful in their own way: the Notedpad even has a built-in outliner. Now if i could get my hands on a 2000 model, and find a way to synchronize the thing with my iBook… then I would still find myself handling a machine that cannot be put in my shirt pocket. Rats! Anyway, there’s more about the Newton at
Planet Newton and other websites (e.g. see the list at Newton Enlightenment).