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Jeff Campbell
01-27-2010, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.macworld.com/article/145869/2010/01/yesteryear_tablet.html?lsrc=rss_news' target='_blank'>http://www.macworld.com/article/145...l?lsrc=rss_news</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The Mac community is waiting with bated breath for this week's expected Apple tablet announcement, but according to some quantum theorists, Mac communities in nearby parallel universes have been playing with Apple tablets since the Reagan administration."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1264449892.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Just to give you a taste for what could have been before we actually see today what is (hoping anyway), here is an interesting story about Apple's foray into the tablet world from back in 1983. <a href="http://designmind.frogdesign.com/blog/from-the-archives-frog-s-early-apple-tablet.html" target="_blank">Here</a> are several more pics from the archive at Frog Design.*</p><p>*</p>

Sven Johannsen
01-28-2010, 01:41 AM
That screen looks very much like the technology they used on a flat screen for my Apple IIC. It was early LCD with very little contrast, but it was quite a conversation starter. I don't think laptops had even appeared, and portable PC, were more realistically luggable, like the Compaq portable. It looked like a sewing machine case and sported a 9" CRT. My IIc with LCD screen and big 'ol 12V battery couldn't have weighed much more than 10 lbs, but was usable on the hood of a car in the middle of a parking lot. ;)