Saturday, August 29, 2009

Talking Rings

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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.

3 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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