Republibot 3.0
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It's amazing how fast the future becomes old-hat. Back in 1993 when AT&T ran these adds, most of this stuff looked amazingly fun and Buck Rogersy.

In particular, the 'navigation' system seemed too good to be true. Now, virtually all of this stuff is taken for granted, and in only 16 years.
Just as a side note, Republibot 1.0 and I were working TV shows together back when this ad campaign rolled out, and man, he *Hated* these adds! I have no idea why, but man he was snarky about 'em. I got the feeling he felt them to be rather Orwellian, but I'm not sure why.

Hey, R1, if you're reading this, what was it about these adds that bugged you so much?