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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Apple 1987 Concept Video Showed Advanced Search Engine
By Roger Browne

This YouTube video shows the Apple Knowledge Navigator, a 1987 concept video produced by Apple.

The user performs a journal search using an interactive voice-operated search engine. Very nicely done, and very insightful for 22 years ago.

And there were no popup-ads either.

Companies make concept videos for a variety of reasons. One such reason is to inspire their staff by producing their “ideal fantasy design”, then to step back and build a real product that can actually be made.

Here are examples of modern concept videos. Maybe in 22 years we can look back at these and see how real they became:

Nokia 888 Concept Phone

Morph Concept Nanoscale Phone


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