Knowledge Navigator: a walk down memory lane

A speaker just played Apple’s famous Knowledge Navigator video from
1987, projecting the personal computer of 2010.

What struck me
was the slide listing the projected hardware specs: a 40GHz processor,
a 120GB hard drive, wireless connectivity, and a 1GB portable optical
storage device. Other than the processor, all of that is readily
available today, and we should have 40GHz CPUs well before 2010.

On the other hand, the humanistic user interface in the Knowledge
Navigator video seems as far off as ever. We should keep that in
mind when we project out new applications and services based on
technological capabilities.