*7 (pronounced "star seven") prototype

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Date Introduced
1991
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
5 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.
Manufacturer
Sun Microsystems
Credit Line
Gift of James Gosling
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
X1346.97

This interactive, handheld controller was designed to operate televisions, sound systems and appliances, using an animated touchscreen user interface. All the linked devices would run applets written in the Oak language, which became the basis of Java.