A Crankie is a pre-industrial revolution TV, a long unwinding scroll telling a story and contained within a box. The story moves forward when cranked by the narrator or an accomplice. Sometimes there is a musical accompaniment.
In a daringly perverse effort to force the future into the past, this particular Crankie will be filmed and put on YouTube.
This is the opening scene of the Crankie for Marc Estrin's novel, The Annotated Nose.