Electronic Home Library, Envisioned in 1959

In 1959, futurist Arthur Radebaugh's Sunday comic strip Closer Than We Think predicted the electronic home library of the future:

Some unusual inventions for home entertainment and education will be yours in the future, such as the "television recorder" that RCA's David Sarnoff described recently.

With this device, when a worthwhile program comes over the air while you are away from home, or even while you're watching it, you'll be able to preserve both the picture and sound on tape for replaying at any time. Westinghouse's Gwilym Price expects such tapes to reproduce shows in three dimensions and color on screens as shallow as a picture.

Another pushbutton development will be projection of microfilm books on the ceiling or wall in large type. To increase their impact on students, an electronic voice may accompany the visual passages.

How many did Radebaugh got right? Tivo, 3D TV, projection system (though he envisioned it for books, not for movies). Paleofuture has the larger pic: http://www.paleofuture.com/blog/2010/7/14/electronic-home-library-1959.html

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I thought of microfiche, too. I think this article was a bit of a reach.

Don't forget that sci-fi writers have been predicting all sorts of future stuff that happened and hasn't happened yet.
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