The Future Has Arrived

…Obviously. In particular, it seems that Knowledge Navigator has finally arrived.

See, back in 1987, Apple made this weird little video, a sort of Concept Car for their vision of computing.

Knowledge Navigator

Knowledge Navigator (click to see the whole video on YouTube)

Knowledge Navigator wasn’t a product. It wasn’t an ad. Most people outside Apple probably never heard of it at the time.

(Personally, I heard about it through geek channels, and saw it in a science museum a few years later.)

But it’s obviously been lurking close behind Apple’s overall vision for decades. Look at this ad they just released, for Siri on iPhone.

Welcome to the future, Apple style. It’s right on schedule.

Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the Rough - a LEGO model of a crystal cave

The toy store in my neighborhood, S.W. Randall Toys & Gifts, runs an annual LEGO contest. This year, my diorama, Diamond in the Rough, won third prize in the Adult category.

The first and second place winners were models of beloved local landmarks. I’ll keep that in mind for next year! 🙂

(I’m not complaining: there’s nothing wrong with playing to your audience’s interests, and they were good models, too.)

My scene was inspired by these pictures of giant crystals. (Not diamond, alas.)