Apple made this concept video back in 1987. It features a “knowedge navigator,” which is a personified search engine wearing a bow-tie, a touch screen on par with any iPhone and table shape.
Blogoscoped, which brought the video to our attention, says it was meant to inspire Apple engineers. Hopefully it still does. The knowledge navigator is just the kind of device Apple needs to build today so it can tap into the booming netbook market.