Classic TED from 1984

TED was started in 1984. One of the earliest TED Talks is Nicholas Negroponte describing his work at MIT (at what would soon become the Media Lab) on touchscreen interface. Given the recent release of the iPad and the widespread use of touchscreen technology today I thought it might be interesting to see this classic TED Talk.

“The founder of the MIT Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte pushed the edge of the information revolution as an inventor, thinker and angel investor. Now he’s the driving force behind One Laptop per Child, building computers for children in the developing world.”

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One Response to Classic TED from 1984

  1. ginac says:

    Thanks for posting this Dave. Mr. Negroponte is describing technology that eventually led to Apple’s iPhone and now iPad. Even back then, he was squarely aiming at education much as Apple’s iPad is today! Very cool.

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