Saturday, August 13, 2011

Newspaper Publisher Predicts iPad in 1994 - Peter Kafka - News - AllThingsD

I wonder if this type of futurist video will ever find its way into patent disputes

Yesterday we saw what AT&T thought the future would look like, way back in the early 90s. Pretty accurate!

Today we can see what newspaper publisher Knight Ridder thought about future, way back in the early 90s. Also accurate!

Except for an important part it got wrong.

Here’s a Knight Ridder-produced video from 1994, where the publisher imagines a world where people consume their news on something very, very similar to an iPad. The tech specs kick in around the 2:20 mark (thanks very much, Richard Raucci):

Newspaper Publisher Predicts iPad in 1994 - Peter Kafka - News - AllThingsD

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