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    • Next up: we see a user talking on the Paradigm device. This vision for integrated wireless voice and data predates the Danger Hiptop by 13 years, and the iPhone by 18 years.

    • To put these concepts in context, this is what a state-of-the-art Macintosh looked like in 1990 (photo credit: Wikipedia). The IBM crowd, meanwhile, was just getting Windows 3.0.

    • Finally, here’s further evidence of cellular phone and handheld computer converging into a single communicator, both for voice and data: "I call Dan to see if we can have lunch…. I look up a restaurant that has private booths. I make a reservation for 1:00." The calling, looking up, and reserving a table are presumably over wireless link, implied from earlier photos, plus the lack of wired phone connection in any illustrations. (Refer to the full book for more.)

      There's no question Paradigm/General Magic was way ahead of its time. (Too far ahead, unfortunately.)

    • This is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm reading through the whole book on your website now with my jaw hanging open. That metal cover is something else.