Being at TEDGlobal I was reminded about this historical introduction of the computer mouse, video conferencing, teleconferencing, email, hypertext, word processing, hypermedia, and a collaborative real-time editor (among other first timers).

If you’ve seen it already: it’s good to remember. If not: watch it.

Such a great concept (outcome of an MIT research project) – now about to hit the market:

Watch the TED talk from David Merrill

watch also

Via Sally Madsen and Haiyan Zhang.

In early 2007 the Spanish bank BBVA asked IDEO Munich to re-think their self-service channel from scratch. The question was not how to further automate the teller, but rather how to humanize the machine. …

The result of that work is the vision for a totally new self-service experience: an ATM built from user up, rather than components down. …

Today, that vision is reality. It took 2 years of time and a team of committed companies to develop this ATM.

check out:


“… Although it was produced for 30+ years and in quantities of millions, this handset is now a relic. My eight year old nephew has never seen it before. Technology has progressed and phones are now designed to facilitate ever increasing levels of functionality. As is often the case, with all that is gained, something is lost.

The next revision will employ an accelerometer to allow the user to answer a call by simply picking up the phone, further emulating the original experience. …”

read all about it here: