|09-11-2007, 01:36 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Madrid, Spain
Device: Sony Reader PRS-500 (recycled), PRS-350, Surface RT (for comics)
The grandfather of your reading gadgets
Back in the 16th century, books were big and heavy, and therefore some people devised new technologies for making the reading experience more enjoyable. Meet the grandfather of your Sony Reader or Iliad:
Well, not exactly portable, is it?
This is an illustration from the book Le diverse et artificiose machine by Agostino Ramelli (1588).
If you know of an older device, post it!
Last edited by Andanzas; 08-27-2009 at 10:50 AM.
|09-11-2007, 04:52 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Kindle Voyage, iPad Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, N7
It's not older, but Ben Franklin invented a machine to automatically turn the pages of books.
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