I did my MEng project on the Newton, and it has a really special place in my heart – beautiful development environment too. I can’t believe it was 20 years ago!
Here’s an old Newton ad:
Someone has pointed out the similarities between one of the current iPad ads and the Newton ad above. The most depressing thing for me is that the Newton is still better than the iPad (or anything else) in some areas… oh well. It was a wonderful, if slightly clunky device (by today’s standards).