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Penny's Computer Book (Reference)

Sure, Inspector Gadget was terrible at his job--but fortunately for him, he had a clever niece with a kickass COMPUTER BOOK to back him up (and, typically, save the day). As a kid, I'd pretend I had such a computer book--it could help me answer any question, solve any problem! Now that I have its real-world equivalent 25 years later, I've made some nostalgia-inspired wallpaper (and named my iPad "Penny").

 

Feel free to download the lock screen (sans name), the lock screen (with "Penny") and the home screen.

 

The lock screen (shown top left) and home screen (top right) aren't *exactly* Penny's book, but they're very close to these stills I grabbed from YouTube. The user interface is, ah, interesting. Note the blue input jack: she had a cable to plug this thing into her … electric typewriter. Yup.

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Uploaded on April 6, 2010