A newspaper company invented the iPad


And you thought it was Apple. Silly you.

Samsung doesn't think so and its attorneys have set out to prove that.

Who invented the iPad? Maybe onetime newspaper goliath Knight-Ridder.

Here's tablet, digital paper pioneer Roger Fidler talking in the 1990s about a tablet whose vision is remarkably similar to the iPad of today. Fidler's big problem in 1994. He thought it was just a tablet newspaper. Had he thought of Angry Birds and iTunes, the history of tech and the fortunes of the newspaper chain he worked for might have turned out vastly different.



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