decades of fun

Pippin 1996 Time Machine

17 years ago Apple tried to combine a computer and a video game for the living room. It sold nearly 0 copies although it was an interesting attempt. Check out the early tour of the machine:

Check out the full web browser for the TV. We still don’t have this worked out with 2013’s Apple TV/Roku type device. Supposedly the thing printed too!

I think Apple’s going back to the living room next, with a new AppleTV product that runs apps (games) and browses the web, in addition to it’s current media streaming features. There’s just a few tweeks needed to iOS to make it an amazing wall/surface display, and every screen you have in your house that has an AppleTV box hooked to it will become your iOS interface.