Not the Light Bulb, But an Interesting Idea Nonetheless

By  |  Friday, August 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Every once in awhile, an old Technologizer post gets rediscovered and read all over again. That’s happening today over on Reddit, where someone linked to “Mr. Edison’s Kindle,” a story on unsuccessful visionary inventions which I wrote last year. The Reddit user liked Thomas Edison’s dream of 40,000-page books printed on nickel rather than paper. And so do I.

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  1. The_Heraclitus Says:

    Great article. One point however:

    "The Kindle, the Nook, Sony’s Readers, and every other current gadget for reading digital tomes…even though they all cost a lot more than $2"

    When Edison proposed the idea, the US dollar was worth 20 times what it is today. So, $2 was the equivalent of $40 today. Not TOO far off from the cheapest eReaders. 🙂