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On Thursday, March 2, four pioneering Silicon Valley technologists shared the stage at the Computer History Museum CHMturning the clock back three decades and exploring the prehistory of the iPhone.
Two decades before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone ina handful of engineers and designers began exploring the idea of handheld computers in Silicon Valley. Before long, inside Apple there were prototypes like Swatch and Pen Mac, and the Pocket Crystal idea, which would be spun out in as General Magic.
Shortly afterward, inPalm Computing was founded. The race was on to reinvent computing and make it even more personal. The evening was moderated by John Markoff, a Museum staff historian. Some numbers about our panel: The center explores the people, companies, and communities that are transforming the human experience through technology innovation, economic value creation, and social impact.
On Thursday the panelists explored the broader question that technology historians continue to debate about why certain computing technologies emerge at a particular time and place. One factor is the underlying pace of technological change.
At the same time the path toward the next generation of handheld computing was also defined by a clear vision of ideas that were indistinguishable from science fiction when they were first conceived.
Trained as an economist he first conceived of the idea while he was seated with a notepad while sitting at a midtown French bistro in New York City.
Marc Porat shares his early vision on the future of computing. This is a very beautiful object. It must be beautiful.
It must offer the kind of personal satisfaction that a fine piece of jewelry brings. It will have a perceived value, even when it is not being used.
It should offer the comfort of a touchstone. The tactile satisfaction of a seashell. The enchantment of a crystal. The computers of the era, when the original pocket ideas were germinating, were actually being powered with lead-acid batteries, he noted. Indeed, most of the projects would prove to be ahead of their time.
That was not true however for Palm, the company that was co-founded by Donna Dubinsky. The Palm designers looked at earlier handheld organizers such as the Sharp Wizard and built upon them by bridging between the PC and a device that you could put in your pocket.
In contrast, Steve Jobs initially rejected the idea of handheld computers as unworkable. Related iPhone Events.Mar 25, · The invention of the World Wide Web in , put a layer of software over the all-digital network of computing and communications, the Internet.
That gave rise to new companies, competing with IBM and Apple for dominance of the new all-digital platform catering to both businesses and consumers. The Innovative Success that is Apple, Inc.
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