iPad, iPad, iPad… From gadget blog to mainstream media, everyone is talking about the iPad. But the discussion in tech and media world focus mainly on sales, pricing and politics around the app store kingdom.
In this meetup, we try to do our discussion reverse. We do it in the !iPad (not iPad) way. We will study Apple’s not iPad device – the Newton Message Pad.
(Photo by yggg under CC)
“The MessagePad 2000 takes advantage of the Newton operating system to deliver the features you need in a mobile computer. Why bother with a heavy laptop machine when the lightweight MessagePad 2000 offers the core business applications and functionality you depend on? – Functionality such as: word processing, e-mail, browsing the world wide web, accessing your corporate intranet, wireless paging, taking notes at a meeting and more.” Apple’s Newton website from archive.org.
How does it compare with the ”magical and revolutionary product at an unbelievable price”? Does it as great as today’s iPad back at its time?
We will study it from software, user interface and user experience perspectives. And, we will study it with a real working Netwon MessagePad 2100.
The owner of this Netwon – Derek Ngai will be our guest. We will interview him. In the interview, we will demo the device and compare it with the iPad in similar usage scenarios.
Details as follow:
Topic: Newton Not iPad
Guest: Derek Ngai – Chairman of MACitizen. MACitizen is an active local Mac user group. They gather monthly (usually first Monday of the month) in Wan Chai eTECH Centre. Please feel free to contact Derek if you wanna run promotion campaign, recruit beta testers or, simply, reach out to pro Mac user in Hong Kong!
Date and Time: 26 May 2010, Wed 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, talk begins at 7:15 pm (iCal). Come early if you wanna play around with the MessagePad!
Venue: Ultimate PC & Mac Gallery, Central Shop Two – G/F, 99 Des Voeux Road, Central (Google map)
Sign up: Facebook (this meetup is free of charge)
Event Contact: @billibala