Photos: A time capsule of computing

The Go Pad. This 8-by-11.5-inch machine was highly touted in 1987 but failed miserably in the market. Many who worked on it, however, such as tech innovators Jerry Kaplan and Mike Homer, went on to make millions on other projects.

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