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iPhone Came From The Worst Movie Ever?

  • Forbes, Monday, September 17, 2012 9:32 AM

“Lawnmower Man: Beyond Cyberspace” belongs in the long tail of “worst-ever" movies (I'd choose "Xanadu"), but maybe it inspired iPhone? The movie features the original iPhone -- a futuristic communications device that opens a wormhole between reality and virtual reality. “Don your iPhones,” says one character to the president of the United States. But wait. How about Microsoft? William Gibson’s science fiction novels like Neuromancer feature computer ships one slides into special neural slots. They are called Microsofts.


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