Explaining The Kindle To Dickens

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Class assignment: “Explain something modern/internet based to someone who lived and died before 1900”

Cardiff School of Art & Design student Rachel Walsh decided she would explain the Amazon Kindle to author Charles Dickens and submitted this project.  She designed 40 miniature books and placed them inside of a hardcover book, a Victorian age metaphor for a portable reader.
“I made the book start to finish over five days, and it took about 35 hours to make I reckon. It was pretty painstaking cutting out all the gaps in the book itself, and making the books to go inside. They’re all bound like actual books, so as I waited for them to glue and dry I would design the covers for them. All the covers are copies of real book covers. They include many of Dickens’s novels, his favorite childhood books, and some of my own.”

Link - Via Gamma Squad and My Rusty Sieve

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I'm sorry, but is Charles Dickens an idiot? It's kind of arrogant that we assume that someone from the past couldn't grasp today's technology. It would possibly be mind-blowing, but no more than someone from the future trying to explain a completely new thing to us.
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