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The Paladin

I thought I knew about all of Apple’s weird prototypes that had leaked over the years. I recognized everything in this Macworld article except for the Paladin:

In the mid–1990s, Apple tinkered with creating an integrated, all-in-one office appliance that included a computer, telephone, scanner, fax machine, modem, and printer. The result was the Apple Paladin prototype. It combined the guts of an Apple PowerBook Duo 230 (including its grayscale monitor) with a StyleWriter 1200 printer in a sleek white enclosure.

It’s shocking how far off the rails Apple got in the mid–90s.