Time Traveler Knew about iPad in 2001.

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  1. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    No, not me. Someone named shelane Made the first mention of an iPad in a Newton rumor thread way back in 2001. Shelane also mentioned iBook.
    I thought I was good. This is simply uncanny. ;)
     
  2. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Please correct the spelling to Time Traveler.

    -H.G. Wells
     
  3. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Arn tweeted about someone else on this forum posting about the iPad in 2001. Most have been serious plans if a lot of people knew.
     
  4. 4DThinker thread starter macrumors 68020

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  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Doesn't matter what they were calling it, they weren't *selling* anything called iPad before Fujitsu. Trademark rights depend on use of the name *in commerce*.
     
  6. 4DThinker thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Fujitsu's iPad was a point-of-sale retailer's device that wasn't available to the general public that I know of. A PDF describing it has a 2004 copyright on it. Apple will either buy the trademark from them, or find a way to void it. Time will tell. Interesting either way.
     
  7. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    I think was linked in the front page when the iPad became official, I think.
     
  8. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    I have known about the iPad for several years now. Not by the name iPad but that it was being worked on. It has been, at least, 4 years? I knew of one internal engineer / saleman who described it to me in detail what it was going to look like and how it was going to act. Then another friend who worked on some of the silicon form a 3rd party company who told me about it's abilities.

    Thus I've been waiting for it. We'll see what happens when the public gets their hands on it. :D
     
  9. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    Give enough monkeys typewriters and one will hit upon Shakespeare eventually.
     
  10. thejakill macrumors 6502

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    What's this "typewriter" you speak of? Does it run flash?
     
  11. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    to be honest with you, it doesn't even have a delete button :confused:
     
  12. 4DThinker thread starter macrumors 68020

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    We called it White-Out then. ;)
     
  13. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    Some typewriters do have a "delete" button, but it's only electronic typewriters with memories of what keys have been typed. Some of the older manual typewriters do also have a back button and a correction ribbon so you can manually re-type the incorrect letter to "erase" it ... although that can be a difficult task to line up if you've already moved the paper further down the page.


    BTW, in proper English it is "traveller".
     
  14. 4DThinker thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Traveller? Seems heavy on ls to me. This thread is more about time travel lore. My fingers are often ahead of my head. I should have said: Someone with extreme fore-sight... ;)
     
  15. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    That's because Americans are lazy and always take letters out of words: traveller, travelled, colour, neighbour, ... ;)
     
  16. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Yeah, well a apple tablet was going to come out eventually, doesn't take a genius to figure that out...
     
  17. macduke macrumors 604

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    Then next...

    Both from New Zealand. It seems to be universal!
     
  18. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    Americans aren't lazy, they're just not French. ;)
     

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