Mark Hill, browsing for oddities in Amsterdam (what a life), discovers a most prescient artifact indeed: A portable transistor radio from the late 1960s named “Internet.”
[T]here’s even more connection with today’s internet age. The cream case, flat upright format, rounded corners, and ‘screen’-like black tuning display all recall Jonathan Ive’s now legendary design for the iPod. The Internet radio even has white earphones! … I was also very fond of the fact that it was complete with its instructions, warranty card, plastic protection pouch, earphone and box.
Amazing. If secreted away in a garment, this literally became “the Internet in your pocket.” An ur-Apple product if ever there was one.