Star Trek Had the Original iPad
Captain Kirk's daily log device looks eerily similar to Apple new iPad.
With the hullabaloo surrounding the iPad, it reminded me that Captain Kirk used a similar device on the Starship Enterprise on “Star Trek.”
Kirk’s PADD (Personal Access Display Device), minus the stylus, looks eerily similar to the iPad, don’t you think?
If it can run a spaceship, home automation functions ought to be a snap!
Apparently I’m not the only Trekkie to be reminded of this. There’s actually an iPad app called “Captain’s Log” that is a collection of social networks.
Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org
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