Lost Steve Jobs speech shows he envisioned the iPad in 1983
Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, was a visionary and nearly a year after his passing, historians have discovered just how ahead of his time he really was.
The Next Web’s Matthew Panzarino profiles a speech Jobs gave nearly thirty years ago in 1983 at the Center for Design innovation which revealed his vision for computing’s future.
Following the speech, Jobs held a question and answer session that covered a wide variety of topics, including Jobs discussing a “computer in a book”, where a user could learn how to use it in just 20 minutes:
“Apple’s strategy is really simple. What we want to do is we want to put an incredibly great computer in a book that you can carry around with you and learn how to use in 20 minutes. That’s what we want to do and we want to do it this decade,” says Jobs. “And we really want to do it with a radio link in it so you don’t have to hook up to anything and you’re in communication with all of these larger databases and other computers.”
Although it took Jobs and Apple a little longer than a decade, when the iPad was finally released it didn’t take long for the device to dominate the tablet industry.