Ángela Ruiz Robles

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Ángela Ruiz Robles

The inventor of the first electronic encyclopaedia

Have you ever stopped to think about the amount of paper and backaches we could avoid by replacing school textbooks with tablets?

Well,a Spanish teacher, Angela Ruiz Robles, took the initiative on this. With her “Mechanical Encyclopaedia”(Enciclopedia Mecánica),invented in 1949, she showed her desire to make learning at school as fun as possible. The book lit up, emitted sounds, and readers could zoom in on letters and drawings…

We could say that her invention was the predecessor of e-books and tablets. Despite these inventions, paper books and large libraries will never disappear, will they?