Vision from the Past

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Back when I worked at Apple in the late 1980s, Sculley had a “visionary” video put together for internal viewing only called Knowledge Navigator. It was his attempt to be forward-looking, with a concept of what Apple might provide by the year 2011. It occurred to me today to re-watch this old chestnut (which I hadn’t done in ages). A few of the things have come true (Facetime, for example) whereas some things were pretty far off (like the fact that the guy is pretty much unreachable if he leaves his ridiculously sumptuous college professor’s office). Of course, back in the day, we focused our laughter at the utterly dorky bow-tied digital assistant.