Stay in SF for Worldwide Newton Conference next week

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Coming to San Francisco for Macworld Conference & Expo? If you’re still a fan of Apple’s long lamented Newton PDA, you might want to consider sticking around for the 2006 Worldwide Newton Conference, which takes place from January 13 - 15, 2006 at the Warwick Regis Hotel in San Francisco. The conference registration fee is $40.

It’s been seven years since Apple put to rest its Newton project, Apple’s attempt to build a PDA. The Newton may have been supplanted by Palm devices, Pocket PCs and smartphones, but there’s still a soft spot in many people’s hearts for the device, which went through several iterations in the 1990s.

The 2006 Worldwide Newton Conference will feature Newton experts including Larry Yaeger — responsible for the handwriting recognition that exists to this day in Mac OS X as “Inkwell; Walter Smith, creator of the compiler, interpreter and runtime library for NewtonScript, the Newton’s application programming language; and others.

Attendees can learn about the latest technological advancements in Newton technology, which is still kept alive and thriving but a small but enthusiastic band of Newton enthusiasts — learn how to connect your Newton to the Internet, add WiFi, Bluetooth, ATA flash storage and more.

A pre-conference event kicks off the evening of January 13th, with the two-day conference happening on Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th. For a schedule and more details, visit the Web site. The Worldwide Newton Conference has been put together by the Worldwide Newton Association.

This story, "Stay in SF for Worldwide Newton Conference next week" was originally published by PCWorld.

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