Friday, June 1, 2007

Starfire (Part 1, 1994)



With the annoucement of Microsoft Surface it seems like a great time to reflect on similar technologies projected in 1994 for the year 2004. Part one of the Sun Microsystems video Starfire sets the scene with an unfortunate reference to Princess Diana and then gives us a glimpse of the user interface to come.

There are eight parts to this video, so stay tuned.

See also:
Connections: AT&T's Vision of the Future (1993)
Apple's Knowledge Navigator (1987)
Apple's Grey Flannel Navigator (1988)
1999 A.D. (1967)
Online Shopping (1967)

4 comments:

Jake said...

Whew--those future cars are uuuugly!

On the flipside, yay D-Town!

BTW: interface aside, why don't more graphics programs have "symmetrical" tools like that? That would come in handy quite often...

Scurvy said...

funny how in the "future" they still have ringy ding telephones...

Anonymous said...

OK, I hate to be unappreciative*, but pleeeeeze enough of these 50-part video series things. AT&T, Mac, now this...

*Because it's not like I pay** for to read this blog or anything.

**But I admit that I do studiously drop money in the Adsense bucket.

Craig said...

Hmm... I disagree with "Anonymous." These video series are brilliant.