fredag den 22. august 2008
Gad vide hvad romerne gjorde? Eller egypterne?
Wonder what the Romans did? Or the Egyptians?
A display of unusual gadgets and inventions at the British Library includes a wrist-based routefinder that used miniature scrolling maps to indicate your destination. The Daily Mail and Ananova (which have pictures) call it the 1920s-era equivalent of satellite-based navigation, but I don’t think that’s the right metaphor — I think it’s more like TripTiks in a wristwatch. Via MapHist (thanks, Tony).
Read more: http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2008/08/1920s_wristwatc.php