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 movie Borat, 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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