The iPad wasn’t the first tablet from Apple. The company had produced Newton MessagePad way back in 1993. The MessagePad had a stylus, something that Steve Jobs specifically didn’t want on the iPad.
Ed Krol's book, "The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog", was probably the first popular book about the new medium. It was published in 1992 and selected by the New York Public Library as one of the most significant books of the 20th century. [more...]