BASF Demonstrated Apple's iPad in 1986!

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AtariAge forum member "Yak" made an interesting discovery when browsing through the June 1986 issue of BYTE magazine. On page 142 is a classic advertisement from BASF with what appears to feature an oversized tablet computer. Heck, even if you think it looks like a regular touch screen monitor (which was likely the intention), it sure looks like a modern day LCD rather than a CRT tube, doesn't it? Thanks to AtariAge forum member "ThumpNugget" for cleaning up the scanned image and making it available. Be sure to click on the picture below and then select "Original" to see it full size.
BYTE, June 1986, Page 142BYTE, June 1986, Page 142

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Anonymous (not verified)
Dude, that's Jeff Minter off

Dude, that's Jeff Minter off Llamasoft that poster it originally!

Bill Loguidice
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Love to see the link
Anonymous wrote:

Dude, that's Jeff Minter off Llamasoft that poster it originally!

Cool, show me.

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Anonymous (not verified)
He means that "Yak" is Jeff

He means that "Yak" is Jeff Minter :)

Bill Loguidice
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Ah, thanks for the

Ah, thanks for the clarification! ;-)

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Marc (not verified)
The devil is in the detail

The fact that he was sat on the bog (the toilet to you US types) reading it via a scan on his iPad made this story all the funnier.

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If you guys really are in

If you guys really are in touch with Minter, please let him know that I want to interview him on Matt Chat. I tried contacting him via his website but got no response.

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Marc (not verified)
To contact a Yak

Their are a few ways to get hold of him. You could try Twitter: @llamasoft_ox or his livejournal: Stinkin' Thinkin'.

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