High-Tech Father's Day Gifts...from 1994

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Father's Day is coming up! But what do you get for the tech-savvy dad who has everything...in 1994? Let's go back 20 years to find out.

Sample quote: "This Screen Phone from Philips will store a Rolodex worth of phone numbers! You'll also be able to access your bank accounts, pay bills without writing checks, or take out a loan without the paperwork. All this for under $800!" Behold:

My favorite segment is "the mobile office" starting around the 2:55 mark. It features: a laptop with an integrated printer ("for under $3,000!"), a handheld fax machine (requires giant awkward cell phone to operate), and a pager that can receive 120-character messages (...if the sender calls an 800 number and dictates them to a human operator). This is one wired dad, dude.

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May 30, 2014 - 12:01am
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