fredag den 22. august 2008

1920s Wristwatch-Style Routefinder

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).


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