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Comment: "Invented" the tablet in 1990's? (Score 1) 374

by bobamu (#39318139) Attached to: Meet The Man Who Designed a Tablet Computer 15 Years Before the iPad
I'm sure I saw someone using a tablet computer in the 1984 (which I'm pretty sure was before the 90's) film "Runaway" starring Tom Selleck. I think this concept might have been around a while longer. As much as Hollywood science makes some people sad, I wonder how many "unique" inventions and concepts appeared some years after a movie.

"If you want to eat hippopatomus, you've got to pay the freight." -- attributed to an IBM guy, about why IBM software uses so much memory