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We've reached a landmark. In 1987 Apple released the 5 minute 45 second Knowledge Navigator "future vision" video. The portrayal of computer use unimagined by most people other than the creators of the video drew a huge and varied response. In the video, a timeline of rainforest deforestation places the depicted events in late 2010 (or possibly early 2011). We're there.

It might be a nice HCI class exercise to consider several elements of the video that we have realized or are close to achieving, as well as a few things that seem as far off now as they did a quarter century ago.

The video is available online in the wonderful Digibarn collection at http://www.digibarn.com/collections/movies/knowledge-navigator.html


n  Jonathan Grudin

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