I know we all hope for Steve Jobs' recovery, but to be honest it seems likely this may be his last leave of absence. I was thinking about what marching orders he might give Apple in his absence. What direction to go. In fact he has always been going the same direction, as evidenced by this technology vision video from 1987: [ame]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5144094928842683632[/ame] The Knowledge Navigator looks a bit clunky by today's standards, and while it got a few things wrong (the MacOS Menubar) it got a lot right: Touch Interface Multimedia Video Conferencing Calendar with reminders Email and voicemail Global warming The biggest part of the vision still needed is voice interaction. Still the iPad is an impressive legacy that Apple has been working towards for decades.