Saturday, August 29, 2009

Talking Rings

In The Time Machine, H. G. Wells describes shiny discs that
spoke while they spun around. There was a movie version in
1960 that showed shiny bracelets being twirled sideways on a
table top. When compact discs came out in the eighties, I wondered
if this was closer to what the writer described so long ago.


  1. there's a Star Trek episode where they have movies/historical eras on shiny discs, I believe I read the CD people got their idea from that. I obviously need to read The Time Machine again!

  2. It could have been Star Trek now that you mention it. And now I wonder if the shiny discs were actually from the book, or only in the George Pal movie.

  3. there are talking rings in the movie, but I'd have to read the book again to see if they were there also. something like it is, I know that.