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July 11, 2004 » 10:53 pm

Matt Taylor’s 1982 Management Center Concept Sketch

Matt Taylor pulled me aside yesterday to show me a sketch Jim Toohey had drawn for him in 1982.    (1NL)

http://www.matttaylor.com/public/graphics2/MTDesign.gif    (1NM)

Note the flat screen consoles, the laptop on the table, and the rewriteable work wall. Remember, this was drawn in 1982. More importantly, note the multiple modes of collaboration. People are working together in different ways, and everything is being captured digitally.    (1NN)

This sketch was the result of a Back Casting exercise. Instead of predicting the future, you describe the future as if it were the present, then describe what you did to get there. As Matt explained, everything he’s worked on over the past 30 years has been in pursuit of this vision, a vision that is now close to reality. Remarkable stuff.    (1NO)

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