The future from the past (again).

/The future from the past (again).

The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it into a nationwide communications network. We’re just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people-as remarkable as the telephone.

–Steve Jobs, in an 1985 interview.

Two things from this:

  1. Say what you like about Steve Jobs, but the one thing the man was really, really good at–in a way a lot of people in his industry aren’t–is seeing the intersection between technology and humanity. Predicting the internet would drive ubiquitous computer usage, in 1985–which, remember, is about a decade before the World Wide Web became A Thing–is crazy prescient.
  2. Apparently Playboy really does (did?) have articles. Huh.
2017-07-17T11:09:14+00:00 12th February, 2015|Tags: steve jobs, tech|Comments Off on The future from the past (again).