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Kindle Actually 77 Year Old Concept

Kindle Actually 77 Year Old Concept


Kindle Actually 77 Year Old Concept

“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.

It has proved possible to photograph books, and throw them on a screen for examination, as illustrated long ago in this magazine. At the left is a device for applying this for home use and instruction; it is practically automatic.”

Additional text accompanying the illustration reads, “You can read a ‘book’ (which is a roll of miniature film), music, etc., at your ease.”



  1. Paer76 says:

    Really interesting to see how things were back in the day. And How our actual Technology has revolutionized EVERYTHNIG!

  2. Connor Bruce says:

    Surely it would have been simpler just to read the book? Perhaps that is why it never caught on. 

  3. I think its interesting. how much is it.

  4. mahnmut says:

    Not exactly the same technologies but the idea is similar.
    I like my kindle, it’s so usefull 😉

  5. Tog says:

    On the plus side, it’s obviously open format

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