With so much talk of late about how old media outlets are dying, it may be time to look at past visions of the media future. Not that they worked. Don't get any crazy ideas guys.
Designed to fit the top of a commercial table receiver which it matches in cabinet style, a complete radio-newspaper receiver for home use has just been placed on the market. All necessary apparatus for receiving and printing news bulletins and pictures transmitted over the air are contained in the unit. The news is automatically printed on a continuous sheet of paper that unwinds from a roll as it is received. The instrument can be used in conjunction with any radio receiver, the manufacturer declares, provided it has an output of at least five watts.
Previously on Paleo-Future:
- Tablet Newspaper (1994)
- The Electronic Newspaper (1978)
- Future Newspapers Written by Advertisers (1912)