Check out this old-timey e-reader from How to Be a Retronaut (via Tor.com):
An illustration student, Rachel Walsh at Cardiff School of Art & Design, made it when assigned the following project:
‘“Explain something modern/internet-based to someone who lived and died before 1900”. This is her (brilliant) attempt to explain the Kindle to Charles Dickens.
Well, I now know what I will be doing over my Christmas holidays.