Apple’s Knowledge Navigator is basically “a concept described by former Apple Computer CEO John Sculley in his 1987 book, Odyssey — a device which can access a large networked database of hypertext information, and use software agents to assist searching for information.” Video after the jump.

Apple produced several concept videos showcasing the idea. All of them featured a tablet style computer with numerous advanced capabilities, including an excellent text-to-speech system with no hint of “computerese”, and an equally powerful speech understanding system, allowing the user to converse with the system via an animated “butler” as the software agent

Apple’s Knowledge Navigator is basically “a concept described by former Apple Computer CEO John Sculley in his 1987 book, Odyssey — a device which can access a large networked database of hypertext information, and use software agents to assist searching for information.” Video after the jump.

Apple produced several concept videos showcasing the idea. All of them featured a tablet style computer with numerous advanced capabilities, including an excellent text-to-speech system with no hint of “computerese”, and an equally powerful speech understanding system, allowing the user to converse with the system via an animated “butler” as the software agent