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Welcome to the Paleofuture blog, where we explore past visions of the future. From flying cars and jetpacks to utopias and dystopias.

The Rolodex of 1918

This ad for a Rand Card Record Machine comes from the May 18, 1918 issue of Literary Digest.

Every Card Record At a Glance -- Not Buried!

Let's assume you need instant information on a customer at Lincoln, Neb. A touch -- the L's swing into view -- and immediately the eye sights Lincoln. To read or make entry, simply shift card upward -- unnecessary to handle or remove. It's a quick, one-hand operation with the RAND Card Record Machine.

Take two beers and call me in the morning...

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