The Man Who Predicted Handheld Computers In 1980

15 Oct, 2009 | SnippetsTdp

The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction awarded its $2,010 prize for the reader whose prediction (in 1980) of the world of 2010 came closest to reality. The winner? Allen MacNeill, who predicted handheld computers... sort of.

It would have been interesting to see what the other predictions were. I take it from some of the other comments in the article it was the case that we predicted too much too soon. If history has taught us nothing else, it has taught us that innovation takes a lot longer than we think.