We're screening Love Notes to Newton, a film about a little green computer and the people who love it, on September 28th from 2:30PM until 5PM with Q&A and Show & Tell to follow afterwards. Q&A will be with Walter Smith and others from the original Newton team who worked at Apple Computer.
The story of Love Notes to Newton:
Love Notes to Newton began as a tiny crowdfunded fan-film that quickly snowballed into a trans-national feature-length documentary.
Created by some of the smartest people in Silicon Valley, Newton was a handheld device ahead of its time. Just as it was coming of age, it was cancelled by Apple. But the inspiration lives on. A dedicated community has kept it going for over twenty years after its demise. this is Love Notes. It's about the people who created the Newton, and it's about the fans who keep it going. It's the story of a little device which may be the most personal computer ever.
With over 40 worldwide interviews, appearances include Steve Capps—responsible for much of the software design of the Apple Lisa, Macintosh and Newton—John Sculley, former CEO of Apple Computer, and many more, as well as the quirky and unique fans of the platform. There are touching moments, too, and the film reminds us that good technology is about people.
All proceeds from the sale of the film go to bethematch.org.
"I'm addicted to your movie!"
-Mike, coordinator, MacStock conference and festival
"It is three in the morning, and I have to rise in 3 hours to go to work. I should have been sleeping for hours. But I couldn’t stop watching. This film is fantastic."
-Frank Gruendel, Newton User
"When I think of the international scope of this documentary, and the people who are involved, it blows my mind that we did it on such a small budget.”
-Noah Leon, Director
Newton team members will be in attendance to answer questions after. Filmmaker Noah Leon will be available via video afterwards for a Q and A discussion.