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Mr. Edison�s Kindle: Fifteen amazing gadget ideas that were way, way ahead of their time

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"Herewith, fifteen inventions–not that all of them ever got built–that were at least a decade ahead of their time. They're in chronological order, starting with the inspiration that gave this article its title.

"1. Thomas Edison's Metal Books

"As described in: Cosmopolitan, February 1911.

"What it was: Among the numerous brainstorms and predictions that Thomas Alva Edison shared with Cosmopolitan readers in an exclusive interview was his vision of 40,000-page books that would be two inches thick and weigh a pound–because their pages would be made of metal, not paper:"

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