In Pictures: The tech canon of today is the IT of ...
"The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MIT" by Stewart Brand (1987)
Don't let the Reagan-era copyright date fool you: The projects Brand described in this book have given rise to Lego Mindstorms, Internet portal sites, and other fun technologies that have ceased to be revolutionary and just become background noise. This is a must-read for anyone who's looking to demonstrate the benefits of techie types asking questions that they'd never thought of asking before.
In Pictures: The tech canon of today is the IT of tomorrow