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"The point sticks in your head: physics rules. Virtue does not triumph unless the physics allows it."
- Larry Niven

Radio-Facsimile Receiver  
  A device that prints a newspaper in your home.  

Not really a prediction, Wilcox shows us a future that is now gone, thanks to highly readable displays that are so thin and light you can carry them throughout the house.

Alone in his apartment, the feverish young King of Speed paced, waited for his radio-facsimile receiver to bring the evening news. He was on a spot. By this time the nation's press services doubtless knew of his stinging defeat.

The radio buzzed. Layer by layer, the headlines printed off.

From Ben Gleed, King of Speed, by Don Wilcox.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1939
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By the year of this story, W9XZY of St. Louis delivers the First Daily Newspaper by Radio Facsimile. More than 1,000 U.S. households are experimentally equipped with fax receivers that electronically print morning newspapers overnight.

Compare this device to the personalized news from Hugo Gernsback's 1911 novel Ralph 124c 41 + and the homeopape from his 1969 novel Ubik (it is also called the homeostatic newspaper in his 1963 story If There Were No Benny Cemoli).

Don't forget the oldest reference I know about, the home news printer from The Senator's Daughter (1879) by Edward Page Mitchell.

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