The iPhone in Doctor Who (c. 1984)

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Ever wonder whether Apple has a case against other “tablet” makers?

The Atlantic today has a blog post about how the patent office rejected a “scrotal support” by referencing the movieBorat, showing that he had already invented it. Madrigal went on to point out that using pop culture in movies was not just a feature of frivolous filings: “Part of Samsung’s recent response to an Apple patent suit over the iPad was to argue that Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey prefigured Apple’s tablet.”

Here’s another example, from the very best story arc from Peter Davdison’s run on Doctor Who (“The Caves of Androzani”, 1984):

Taking notes on the iPhone in 1984: Doctor Who

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E. Forrest Christian is a consultant, coach, author, trainer and speaker at The Manasclerk Company who helps managers and experts find insight and solutions to what seem like insolvable problems. Cited for his "unique ability and insight" by his clients, Forrest has worked with people from almost every background, from artists to programmers to executives to global consultants. Forrest lives and works plain view of North Carolina's Mount Baker.  [contact]

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