Quick update today. I've been using system 7 a lot lately, and decided I wanted something that would run system 7, compile code quickly, be portable, have a _real_ ethernet jack ... and ... run OS9 to facilitate Newton development and for modern things like pdfs, mp3s, and classilla. Eschewing research for impulse, I purchased a PowerBook 3400c with 144MB of memory and a wireless card.
It arrived yesterday, and I spent much of the day cooing at it, archiving the software on it, clean installing OS 9.1 and looking into how I'd get System 7 on it.
Today was spent dealing with a broken A/C unit with above 100 degree F temps outside.