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The iPad of 1935

The April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics included this nift 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.

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Illustration courtesy of Paleofuture
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    smithsonianmag:

    The iPad of 1935

    The April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics included this nift 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.

    Continue reading at Smithsonian.com.

    Illustration courtesy of Paleofuture

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  1. By the time the i- prefix was fleshed out, Apple had transformed itself from a culty computer maker to a major religion.

    — Linguist Geoff Nunberg says the i-prefix began as an abbreviation for the word Internet, but ended up meaning much more than that.

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