Untold story of Digital ebook Reader

As expected, there is currently a very strong discussion about the impact of new technologies on the above. An example is the issue of printed books and e-books. And if you like modern, in this article we tell you that the discussion had already been giving since 1930, where the microfilm made his appearance as an alternative to store books and scores. So much so, that he even created a sort of prototype mechanical book reader. Something like a digital readout of 1935.

A prototype device to take pictures of microfilms

Will they survive or succumb printed books with the convenience and accessibility of electronic? Despite having some hope that the first pass, only time will tell if the book has a symbolic value far more important than the disadvantages related to ebooks. As to give some information about the timeliness of this discussion, last year Amazon announced that for the first time the sale of electronic books had surpassed ventad printed books, always within the platform Amazon. Van predictions, predictions come, since Edison said that the books of the future would be printed on leaves of nickel to other predictions indicating that the books would be projected on the ceiling of your home, many inventions and inventors have left traces of what could be the evolution of this technology, being a particular case of future digital reader in 1935.

The ebook reader of 1935

The picture dates from 1935 and was published in the magazine Everyday Science and Mechanics, an all time classic in which the invention is presented as the next step in the technology behind the amusement of the common man. Basically it was a microfilm reader mounted on a pole or tripod and that would play books, music and other formats using a microfilm projector allowing the words of the publication of the time, photographing books and put copies on the device for an examination. Acted enlarging system microfilm and could move the screen at the right angle, going from leaves with a button and adjust the focus of the display, such as a Digital ebook Reader now.

A prototype device to take pictures of microfilms

The whole idea behind the microfilm technology was based on a need for miniaturization of the books and the content available at the time, so it was easy to build and not occupy much space. That is why even today some State institutions store their documents on microfilm, a patented technology in 1859. The concept of this Digital ebook Reader of 1935 now seems totally impractical, even for the time. Are you having to use such a device to watch or read music books became quite uncomfortable, but we are confident that as long as you use a modern machine for the time, many would not have cared. What do you think will happen in the next years? Do you have a device in mind?


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