Remember the movie BIG, starring Tom Hanks? There’s a rumor circulating on Twitter that his character, Josh Baskin, actually invented the Amazon Kindle during the “final presentation to the MacMillan toy executives.” For those who have the movie, you can skip to that scene for confirmation. If not, here’s a summary:

In that scene, Baskin hypothesizes an electronic reader for comic books, and many of the advantages he suggests for it could be taken straight from a Bezos press release.

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