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

A Laptop From 1893

Click to viewThe next time you're feeling all smug and twenty-first century commuting into the office while using your laptop to catch up on emails or prep for a presentation, consider the following. Back in 1893, a publication called The Manufacturer and Builder hyped a new portable typewriter that could "readily be… » 4/14/08 1:20pm 4/14/08 1:20pm