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Old 03-12-2008, 12:57 AM   #1
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The Opton: eBook device of the Future and the Past

This is from technovelgy.com, a website devoted to "creative ideas and inventions of science fiction writers".

In 1961 in Return From The Stars Stanislaw Lem described an eBook device called The Opton.

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The books were crystals with recorded contents. They can be read the aid of an opton, which was similar to a book but had only one page between the covers. At a touch, successive pages of the text appeared on it.
Fascinatingly accurate description of today's eBooks and eBook hardware.

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