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Submission + - Mr. Edison's Kindle (technologizer.com)

harrymcc writes: In 1911, Thomas Edison bragged that he could make a 40,000-page book by printing the pages on thin pieces of metal. In the mid-1930s, newspapers experimented with transmitting special editions into homes via early fax machines. In 1956, Chrysler tried to sell Americans on buying 7-inch records that could only be played on a tiny turntable built into its cars' dashboards. Over at Technologizer, I rounded up these and a dozen other fascinating, forgotten gadget ideas that didn't work out--but which foreshadowed products and technologies that eventually became a big deal.
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Mr. Edison's Kindle

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