Here’s a very strange coincidence that appears in the 90’s TV show Felicity. Actress Amy Smart is considering buying a computer and can’t decide what to get; a PC, an iMac, or an iPad?
And this is in 1999.
The answer to this “futuristic prediction” is actually easier than you’d think. Clearly the writers of the show were computer savvy and switched the words “pad” and “book” in ThinkPads and iBooks when they did the script. Since Ruby (Amy Smart’s character) is bad with computers, she says them the wrong way.
Hell, even if the iPad did exist in 1999, I’m willing to bet Ruby would never buy one. Those things are ridiculous for typing on.