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Love Notes to Newton (2018)

Love Notes to Newton is a film about what a beloved (but short-lived) pen-based Personal Digital Assistant created by Apple Computer has meant for the people who used it, and the community who adore it.

Director:

Noah Leon

Writer:

Noah Leon

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Cast

Credited cast:
David Arnold David Arnold ... Himself - Interviewee
Simon Bell Simon Bell ... Himself - Interviewee
Sandy Bennett Sandy Bennett ... Himself - Interviewee
Chris Browder Chris Browder ... Himself - Interviewee
Forrest Buffenmyer Forrest Buffenmyer ... Himself - Interviewee
Steve Capps Steve Capps ... Himself - Interviewee
Wally Cherwinski Wally Cherwinski ... Himself - Interviewee
Andrei Chichak Andrei Chichak ... Himself - Interviewee
Anna Cipollone Anna Cipollone ... Herself - Interviewee
Avi Drissman Avi Drissman ... Himself - Interviewee
Bob Dudney Bob Dudney ... Himself - Interviewee
Tao Neuendorffer Flaherty Tao Neuendorffer Flaherty ... Herself - Interviewee
Frank Gruendel Frank Gruendel ... Himself - Interviewee
Paul Guyot Paul Guyot ... Himself - Interviewee
Sonny Hung Sonny Hung ... Himself - Interviewee
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Storyline

The Apple Newton was beloved by almost everybody who had one. It came from an R&D group hidden deep within Apple Computer and was developed by people who believed it was the next big leap in computers. In one sense it was the legendary device which coined the term "PDA" in the early nineties, and in the other sense it was a devastating failure which arrived before its time. But something happened after the funeral, Newton lives on, and grassroots support sprang up. John Sculley, James Joaquin, Steve Capps and others talk about the inspiring vision and the difficulty of achieving it. Then there' are the fans; Grant Hutchinson, who hosts the lively NewTontalk mailing list out of Calgary, Alberta. There's Frank Gruendel in Germany, who repairs Newtons, including eMates (the Newton "MacBook") and is actively involved in repairing and advising others on the maintenance of their Newts, Paul Guyot and Matthias Melcher and the Einstein emulator to allow Newton OS to run on modern machines, ...

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apple computer | community | See All (2) »

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A film about a little green computer, and the people who love it.

Genres:

Documentary

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Letter to Newton See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Trivia

An early teaser featured the tagline, "Apple's most successful ... failure" See more »

Crazy Credits

Credits feature photos of users holding their Apple Newtons from the 'Newtons Around the World Photo Gallery' circa early 2000s See more »

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