Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Book: Automatic Pleasures: - The History of the Coin Machine

book cover

I was just alerted to the fact that there is a new edition of this very interesting book on the history of coin-operated machines!

From the description:

The book established many new facts and destroyed many of the myths that had arisen in the gaming industry during the 20th century. Originally an ancient Greek invention the advent of the coin machine in the 19th century heralded a Victorian revolution which sought to establish a fully automated society. The visionaries of the past are the direct forbears of the all pervasive computer industries -- without the gaming and coin machine industries it is doubtful as to whether today's computer dominated age would have ever happened.

There are some really wonderful images and diagrams in this book. Be sure to use the "Look Inside" feature at Amazon to see what I mean!

Here is where you can buy Automatic Pleasures: - The History of the Coin Machine

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recommend the old edition of 1988, She is with a hardcover much better bound than the new paperback version. Do you know that the new Version has a continuing book titled "More Automatic Pleasures - The Slot Machine Revolution " I cannot estimate it. It is too new. Best wishes, Falk

December 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have just bought a copy of the new paperback and like it -its very informative and entertaining

December 6, 2013 at 12:27 PM  

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