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Gil

Newton MessagePad 120 with custom shipping software

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Just got my first MessagePad, and only my second Newton product (eMate 300 - I wonder where that thing went?!) This particular one caught my eye because it has an early version of UPS TrackPad on it. I work for UPS and have never heard of this software myself. Apparently TrackPad still exists and is mainly used by corporate customers. Nevertheless, I was pretty surprised that my employer had been involved in the Newton technology platform. The TrackPad software is dated 11/07/1995.

 

TrackPad appears to be "bootstrapped" to the device....it powers-on directly to the software and there appears to be no way to access any other Newton functions.

 

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Nope, doesn't appear to have ever used a PCMCIA card. Still has the "placeholder" in the slot.

 

Thanks for the link

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This is pretty cool! A Newton 120 isn't especially remarkable by itself, but this one is pretty unique - congrats on the neat find. 

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