Merry Christmas wrote:
TNG predicted the tablet computer (the padd)
Didn't TOS do that with the wedged sided "clip boards?"
Granted, and I thought of mentioning that, but it didn't fit the narrative I was constructing at that moment.
And I think I've read that the people who developed tablet computers were inspired specifically by TNG's padds, even though those were inspired in turn by the "clipboards" (or data slates as they're called in the novels).