Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The First Kindle...from 1935

It was, however, a little unwieldy.

A story in the Daily Mail...

The drawing carries the explanatory labels: 'miniature film carries photographs of book pages', 'page reproduced (enlarged)', 'ground glass screen', 'button turns leaf', 'adjusting focus' and 'swing screen to proper angle.'

It is not known whether the device was ever developed.

The design was carried in the magazine, 'Everyday science and mechanics' in its April 1935 edition.

The first generation Kindle was released in America in November 2007 to a fanfare of publicity and sold out in five and half hours.

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