The First Kindle?


“When Amazon’s e-book Kindle device was unveiled in 2007 it was hailed as a new dawn for publishing and a death knell for the printed book. But it seems the idea of the e-reader may not be as revolutionary as first thought – the technology was first designed in 1935. It won’t slip into your pocket, but a drawing from a science magazine published almost 80 years ago under the caption ‘the book reader of the future’, shows a design for a remarkably similar – although armchair based – device.” w/ photos

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