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.