iPad design stolen from the 19th Century

ipadclassroomSo, I went back in time to somewhere around 1890ish. And I went back to school. Well, actually I was hiding in the school from the evil swamp head shadow people, when I noticed something.

Well, there they were. 1890 iPads!  Ok, they weren’t functional iPad as such, but there in front of my eyes were iPads.  Yet Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive hadn’t been born yet.  Or had they?

How did these designs for ‘writing pads’ used by the children look identical to iPads?

I think we should be told!