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The iPad of 1935


The Book Reader of the Future April from 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics

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."