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#1 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:32 PM

From the Smithsonian website:

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The future of the book has quite a few failed predictions in its wake. From Thomas Edison’s belief that books of the future would be printed on leaves of nickel, to a 1959 prediction that the text of a book would be projected on the ceiling of your home, no one knew for sure what was in store for the printed word.

The April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics included this nifty invention which was to be the next logical step in the world of publishing. Basically a microfilm reader mounted on a large pole, the media device was supposed to let you sit back in your favorite chair while reading your latest tome of choice.

A bit difficult to carry around, though.

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#2 OFFLINE   koji68

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:12 PM

Nice smoking jacket. :)
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#3 OFFLINE   SeaBeagle

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:14 AM

I want one.

#4 OFFLINE   SeaBeagle

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:15 AM

Oh yes not really.




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