Moving Picture Player

A machine that plays recorded pictures back for a single person - a combination DVD player and screen. (Read the full article)

"Unless I've got my dates confused, Wells mentions "Heart of Darkness" in this snippet a good three years before it was published! Are we sure he didn't have a time-machine? :)"
(Anthony 10/17/2005 7:50:05 AM )
"How else could he have described one so accurately? ;)
According to sources elsewhere on the all-knowing Internet, 'Heart of Darkness' was first published in 1899 in serial form in London’s Blackwood’s Magazine. And I keep getting 1899 as the publication date for 'Sleeper.'"
(Bill Christensen 10/17/2005 6:17:16 PM )
"my iPod is the best thing i ever bought!! It works so well"
(Sarah 10/25/2005 8:29:01 AM )
"only people with money can buy those damn ipods. i wish could have one but they cost way to much money."
(o u wish u knew 12/12/2005 6:17:28 AM )
"HG Wells was an imaginative guy. I think that I would rather have the device he describes in the story than an IPod though. "
(Toonces 1/9/2006 8:42:48 AM )
"Wells was reading the serialised version of Heart of Darkness between the serialisation of When the Sleeper Wakes and its book publication, so he slipped it into the book version. This was even before he had met Conrad."
(Jackhammer John 1/13/2006 3:48:41 PM )

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