Marlon Brando, first laptop user

I found this photo of Marlon Brando at, if I remember, the Life magazine website. He's sitting on his couch with a typewriter in his lap. It strikes me how modern he looks. There are two images of the laptop user that drive laptop sales. One is the businessman who can take his work with him anywhere. The other is the uber-relaxed Internet user who doesn't need to sit at a stuffy desk. Here, Brando has pre-figured this last image with his typewriter. Rather than doing e-mail, he is perhaps answering fan mail (probably not).