In this incredible footage unearthed from 1994, we discover a group of journalists and tech geeks at the Knight Ridder think tank who pretty much predicted the iPad as an electronic newspaper. They even had a modern-looking prototype incorporating text, audio, video, and graphics. “It may be difficult to conceptualize the idea of digital paper, but that’s what we think is going to happen,” said Roger Fidler, almost 20 years ago. “We may still use computers to create information, but we’ll use the tablet to interact with information: reading, watching, listening.” Nerds really do know best.
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