Books and Technology
Isolator - 1925 Invented by science fiction pioneer Hugi Gernsbeck, the “Isolator” was designed to help focus the mind when reading or writing, by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, not only by eliminating all outside noise, but also by allowing just one line of text to be seen at a time through a horizontal slit.
Isolator | a 1925 invention by science fiction pioneer Hugi Gernsbeck to focus the mind when reading or writing
The Blind Reader by Jia Mengyin & Bao Haimo. With the size of a smartphone, it’s a smart text-to-Braille converter.
This Was the First Word Processor Ever Used By a Novelist. It Weighed 200 Pounds…
First novel written on a computer? Len Deighton and his IBM word processor, London, 1968. Courtesy of Adrian Flowers
Library technician Carl Piraneo works at the "bookBot" at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The automated book retrieval system is just one of many innovations in the new, state-of-the-art facility. Photo: Allen Breed / AP
theartofgooglebooks: Ripped, taped, and ripped again. From p. 148 of Anna Karenina by Lyof N. Tolstoï, trans. by Nathan Haskell Dole (1899). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 18, 2008.