Saturday, March 16, 2013

*E-Book Reader, C. 1935, sort of...

Because 'Photo-Mechanical Reader' just don't cut it...

Michael S. Hart is the man largely credited with creating the first electronic book - in 1971. He typed his first e-book, the Declaration of Independence, while a student at the University of Illinois. Hart typed the text into a computer (a huge Xerox mainframe computer in the Materials Research lab), and sent out a message on ARPAnet (the fore runner of the internet), and announced it was available to download. Six people took him up on the offer. The world's first e-book was born.

Or how about a 1939 Plexiglass Pontiac? Although, I don't know why.



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