Hiding a comic in the book you’re supposed to be reading is so 1950s. 2012 calls for something considerably more advanced, which Mike Ando delivers with his replica Myst linking book that hides a built-in computer and touchscreen display capable of running all of the PC games.
Ando actually started with a 135-year-old copy of Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, which was still in pristine condition and visually matched the linking books appearing in the games. From there he custom built a compact Windows XP PC with a 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 32GB compact flash card holding the OS and all the games.
The five-inch 640×480 touchscreen display is admittedly a little disappointing in this age of buzzwords like “retina display”, particularly when Ando is selling his creation for $US15,625. [RIUM+ via Geekosystem]