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g) From smart displays to the iPad



The Smart Display or "Mira" was a portable touchscreen LCD monitor designed by Microsoft as a thin client for personal computers, connected through Wi-Fi. Announced in 2002, it was pulled a year later without having achieved any significant market penetration. Besides inherent problems such as the fact that it had no standalone functionality and it locked the computer it was connecting to, the technology simply was not ready yet. Connection was slow and the device was as heavy as expensive as a laptop computer, despite being in essence a remote touchscreen.

Eight years later, in 2010, Apple announced its iPad and, despite it being bestowed the 2011 fiasco award, it quickly became a global phenomenon. 

A few years later, the fiasco awards themselves were discontinued.



SDG - Sustainable Development Goals:

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