John Paczkowski

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And We Call It … iLandline

Turns out the iPhone that Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled back in January of 2007 wasn’t the company’s first shot at creating a phone. Apple had tried its hand at designing a smartphone nearly 25 years earlier — a very different smartphone from the ones we’re familiar with today.


Designed by Frog Design founder Hartmut Esslinger this device, too, featured a touchscreen and was reportedly conceptualized with some help from AT&T. But as you can see from the photo above, it was anything but portable. It was ultimately consigned to Stanford’s Island of Lost Apple Prototypes.

(Image courtesy of Jay Mug)


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald