Atari illustrations predicted Wikipedia in 1982

In 1982, Atari Alan Kay collaborated with Bob Stein, who had consulted on the Encyclopedia Britannica, to develop concepts for an "Intelligent Encyclopedia." They then commissioned Disney illustrator Glenn Keane to illustrate their ideas. Despite being 30 years old, these images were remarkably prescient as to how… » 4/14/12 1:30pm 4/14/12 1:30pm

How to make a book fetishist fall in lust with an e-book reader

I am a book fetishist. I love the feel of an old book, its soft pages and slightly musty smell. The frayed edges of its hard cover. And I love the starchy slab of a new paperback. How can decidedly unsexy e-book readers ever quench my book lust? Well, it turns out that they can - if they're enclosed in the right… » 3/16/11 5:14pm 3/16/11 5:14pm