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It won’t pair with your iPhone, but it’s weird and fun and quite possibly the wackiest design ever released by the house of Apple.
Originally published by Danny Milton on Hodinkee.

Apple Watch – these two words no doubt bring to mind the sleek, square-shaped smart device that effectively puts a computer on your wrist. It's a piece of technology that has fully permeated our modern lives. But the one Tim Cook debuted in 2014 (launched in 2015) wasn't the first Apple Watch. A little-known, largely forgotten relic of the World Wide Web era came a full two decades earlier.
To tell the story, we must hop in our time machine and jet back to the 1980s and '90s. Jobs, the Apple co-founder and prickly visionary, had been ousted from his own company after a prolonged battle over the original Macintosh. In the ensuing years, the company endured a certain level of innovation-stasis, iterating on the same technologies year-in and year-out. As a result, it slowly began losing market share as rival Microsoft began preparing its true arrival onto the scene.


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