Looks like the Disney Channel has some good foresight...

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  1. christall109 macrumors 6502

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    I was flipping through the channels yesterday and feeling a little nostalgic, I ended up watching the Disney Channel. It just so happened that the 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, was on and since there was nothing else on I decided to watch this old childhood movie in its entirety.

    I remember when I was little I use to dream of having a "Zap Pad" like the characters had in the film (refer to the pictures below). It was a a communicator, gaming device, and all around encompassing gadget. It of course hit me, that this is EXACTLY the capability of Apple's iPhone, yet even more promising Tablet or iSlate.

    The "Zap Pad" is about a 7"-10" screen that the character video chat each other with. Looks like Disney got the concept right and was right on the money when it came to predicting this future gadget. (The film also references the great stock market crash of 2008. I had to chuckle at the accuracy of such a statement.)

    Am I just months away from being able to actually use my favorite childhood sci-fi fictional gadget?

    And for those of you that are going to say- "What Tablet?"- I don't want to hear it. It exist. It will be coming. Have you not been reading every gadget blog for the past 4 months?
     

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  2. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Well Disney and Apple are pretty friendly with eachother...
     
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    Fixed it for you.
     
  7. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    It's zedus lapedus not "steetus".
     
  8. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Like disney was the fist one with that idea.....:rolleyes:
     
  9. jmann macrumors 604

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    They both have quite Stellanarious ideas. ;)

    It's funny cause I actually just finished torrenting all three of the movies just last night, cause i'm a nerd like that. How appropriate I now see this thread. :D
     
  10. christall109 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Zedus lapedus!!

    They finally did it with iPhone 4!

    I can't wait to get my zap-pad next week. My childhood favorite gadget is now a reality!
     
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    Haha this is such a touching story with a happy ending.
     

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