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The 17-year old iPad

by Eric on April 28th, 2011

Okay, I gotta admin this video fascinated me. Produced in 1994, it gets many features of what we now see as the iPad correct. (Apologies for the bleed-over.)

It falls down in a couple places, though. It’s a bit optimistic about people’s attitudes towards advertisements, and it severely underestimates an industry’s ability to hold on to the status quo. But then, nearly every more-than-a-decade technology prediction does this. Industry inertia is the most underestimated force I’ve ever seen.

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  1. George permalink

    The most hilarious thing for me in this video was the physical size of the memory card.

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