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1983: AN OLD SCHOOL LOOK AT THE ORIGINAL APPLE TABLET

1983: AN OLD SCHOOL LOOK AT THE ORIGINAL APPLE TABLET

The year was 1983. Al Pacino had moviegoers riveted as Tony Montana in "Scarface. And Michael Jackson had the music charts on lock down with "Billie Jean" and" Beat It." 

Meanwhile, out west,  a small technology company out of California by the name of Apple was developing "The Bashful," a tablet like computer to go along with its "Lisa" and "Apple III+" computer.

Now, why is this important you ask? Fast forward  27 years. In a few days, Apple with its $212 a share price will be announcing its 2010 version of the tablet computer that may or may not look something like this:
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Now, this post is not about the 2010 version as much as it's about 1983 version. A) its way more interesting and B) It always fascinates us how far ahead of the curve Steve Jobs has always been. With monster hits like the iPod, iPhone, iTunes and Apps store, will this device prove to be another homerun for Apple and bring salvation to the print industry (newspapers and magazines) like iTunes and the iPod did for the music business? Or will it be yet another "Bashful?"

Only time will tell…in the meantime, here's the main reason for this post – 1983 flicks of "The Bashful" for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!!!
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[via: www.designmind.frogdesign.com + www.macrumors.com ]

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