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Old 07-13-2010, 09:39 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by speedtouch View Post
Well, because electronic readers weren't thought of back then when the book was written. Paper was the medium of information transfer.
I certainly wasn't putting Heinlein down for missing future inventions but SciFi aims to show us the future and sadly the world really hasn't changed that much since the whole genre began. It was just quite nice to suddenly come across an example where reality had actually outpaced fiction for once.

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Originally Posted by WillAdams
I'm trying to think of the first such instance, but blanking --- anyone?
The Commodore Pet came out in 1975. If you like the history of personal computers then this coffee table book is great Digital Retro.

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