The Newton eMate 300 was an awesome machine.
I took a touch-typing class in 7th grade, and where half the class got to use clunky Windows desktops, the other half of the class got to slug away on an eMate. I didn’t realize how much of an impact that device would have at me on the time, but I still have very, very fond memories of the old eMate 300.
So fond, in fact, that I bought one off eBay last year, and still use it from time to time:
I’m even looking in to updating this puppy for the modern era with a WiFi adapter (yes, it can do that), or at the very least hooking it up to an old Quicksilver G4 and using one of the older sync utilities so that I can get stuff done with the eMate; it’s still a great little tool for writing, and I kinda like the keyboard.
(via 512 Pixels)