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Submission + - Tablet computer designed 15 years before iPad; prior art, anyone? (washingtonpost.com)

Doofus writes: The Washington Post has a profile of Roger Fidler, who "invented" the tablet computer in the 1990s, while working as a visionary for newspaper firm Knight-Ridder. He is now embroiled in the Apple/Samsung legal war, as an expert witness. Fidler admits that other prior art influenced him, such as the tablets being used as computing devices in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Prior prior art.
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Tablet computer designed 15 years before iPad; prior art, anyone?

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