65 Years Ago Today the Microfilm Revolution Began!

65 years ago today, the first microfilm magazine was offered to subscribers. Newsweek, by offering its publication on microfilm, sparked a microfilm revolution and within a few decades, libraries everywhere were storing large collections of newspapers and magazines on tiny microfilm collections. This allowing libraries to maintain large collections of historical documents in limited space and was the precursor to the current digital revolution, which saw micro-films replaced with (optical) disks, which were soon replaced by storage area networks.