Life before Advanced Portable Technology

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The idea of portable touchscreen devices have been many years in the making, In the 1966 television show “Star Trek Captain Kirk had the PADD (Personal Access Display Device) (Star Trek)” , “The 1968 movie 2001: Space Odyssey, there was a similar device called the Newspad” (Sande). A device by the same name was described in Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy aired on BBC radio in weekly segments, starting on March 8, 1978, and published in a novel in 1979 (Adams)
History of the Tablet before the 2010 Explosion.
Scientist started thinking about devices to make life better long before the computer was invented; Long before Microsoft and Apple. “Elisha Gray patented an electrical stylus device for capturing handwriting in 1888” (Gray).The vision of Vannevar Bush introduced the concept of the memex during the 1930s, The first stepping off point of today’s Micro SD Cards
“memory augmentation involving a microfilm-based device in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which is mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory."…"intricate web of trails carried by the cells of the brain", but easily accessible as "a future device for individual use ... a sort of mechanized private file and library" in the shape of a desk. The memex was also intended as a tool to study the "awe-inspiring" brain, particularly the way the brain links data by association rather than by
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