1935: “The book reader of the future” Chris March 15, 2012 1930-1939, Books & ephemera 10 CommentsFavourited 1626 times Add to favourites … Via BitRebels 10 Responses SirFatty March 15, 2012 And it would suck to use as much as an iPad. Reply finette March 15, 2012 This did happen, of course–it’s called microfiche/film. Most libraries still have some, but as a librarian I find it’s rare that anyone is willing to actually use it anymore. Reply Gary Allman March 16, 2012 Does it say Kindle MKI on it anywhere? Reply Mistletoe Gayer March 16, 2012 Yep, microfiche / microfilm. Reply Joel May 14, 2012 That is one bulky Kindle! (I agree. It resembles a microfilm reader more than anything else.) Reply sarah_badham November 1, 2012 Not quite the Kindle,lol ReplyReport user Viktoria November 14, 2012 A proto-tablet, only difference is that was sturdy! Reply Abu November 29, 2012 Here is the modern version… including the light, chair, and adjustable controls: http://www.firebox.com/product/5469/Emperor-1510-Computer-Environment Reply Abu November 29, 2012 Correct url: http://www.mwelab.com/index.php/en/ Reply Seth January 4, 2013 It looks a bit like a ’70′s era library fiche reader. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.