Whole library in a nutshell (Feb, 1965)

Whole library in a nutshell
This latest space trick might work well with earthbound libraries. The magnifying viewer on the astronaut’s knee holds 12,000 pages of microfilmed manuals, maps, and navigation data for use in the Apollo lunar spacecraft. The film is coded and indexed so a flip of a switch puts any page on the screen in 15 seconds.

4 comments
  1. Charlie says: September 17, 20088:59 am

    Teh Spazeman:

    I must say TS that with luminaries like you promoting her on the internet, it’s hard to see how Palin can lose. For future reference, however, please don’t post political endorsements in the comments section here.

  2. Steve says: September 17, 200810:24 am

    Hey, the first e-book reader! :)

  3. jayessell says: September 18, 20088:36 am

    I use my old Palm Tungsten e PalmReader for ebooks all the time.
    The adjustable speed scroll is great!

    Thanks to Creative Commons I was able to download a free copy of
    Tom Reynold’s ‘Blood, Sweat & Tea’.

    Does the iTouch have something similar?
    I don’t think I want an iPhone.
    Well, I do, but I don’t think I’d “phone” enough to justify the
    $50 per month for 2 years agreement.

  4. The MaD HaCkER says: January 15, 20115:27 pm

    The problem is not the storage, but the indexing, to be able to access what you want you have to be able to FIND what you want. Came across a rather clever indexing idea that would cross index every word in a document with every other occurance of the same word. Worked well on a Bible or a series of papers (abstracts) but to unwealdly for general use.

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