Below is a montage of AT&T (T ) ads circa 1993.
It isn’t clear whether AT&T actually expected to deliver these innovations. They certainly were beat to market by Cable with the cable modem, and I can’t think of a single application innovation out of the company in the last 16 years.
Keep in mind that in 1993:
A remarkably accurate prediction of the future. Too bad their execution didn’t match their (or their ad agencies) vision.
And is that Tom Selleck narrating? Whoa.
Full Disclosure – I am long AT&T.