iPad First Announced in the 90s?

captain picard ipad star trekWas the idea for the iPad invented in the 90s? Did Apple have anything to do with it or were they just really good at watching & executing on trends? Or even stealing ideas?

This is a rather lengthy video, and along with the amazing clarity, editing, 90s music, hair, & clothing, is quite awesome. The idea here is that this group of people saw the need for alternate mediums for delivering the news, even before there was such thing as the internet.

It’s an introduction of a technology specifically designed for delivering electronic newspapers, complete with advertising, local articles, etc., and let’s face it, it looks like a giant, cumbersome, slow, 90s version of an iPad with a stylus.

Many of you saw my post several months ago about the fantastical idea of an iPad-like device as a figment of the imagination in Star Trek. Is this giant news device just the next logical step in a pre-determined imaginative path?

Who knows. But it’s interesting nonetheless. Really, really reinforces the idea that we need to think deeper and more into the past than we initially start to when executing really good ideas. What is our culture missing? What should we have by now? What would make life easier or awesomer?

Check out the full story at Gawker.

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captain picard ipad star trekWas the idea for the iPad invented in the 90s? Did Apple have anything to do with it or were they just really good at watching & executing on trends? Or even stealing ideas?

This is a rather lengthy video, and along with the amazing clarity, editing, 90s music, hair, & clothing, is quite awesome. The idea here is that this group of people saw the need for alternate mediums for delivering the news, even before there was such thing as the internet.

It’s an introduction of a technology specifically designed for delivering electronic newspapers, complete with advertising, local articles, etc., and let’s face it, it looks like a giant, cumbersome, slow, 90s version of an iPad with a stylus.

Many of you saw my post several months ago about the fantastical idea of an iPad-like device as a figment of the imagination in Star Trek. Is this giant news device just the next logical step in a pre-determined imaginative path?

Who knows. But it’s interesting nonetheless. Really, really reinforces the idea that we need to think deeper and more into the past than we initially start to when executing really good ideas. What is our culture missing? What should we have by now? What would make life easier or awesomer?

Check out the full story at Gawker.

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