About 10-15 years ago I read in a computer newspaper about a (then) new device that looked like a shark-fin (and may have had “shark” in its name), that would allow users to “print” odor using little cartridges similar to what solid-ink printers use. To be specific, it did not apply odor to a page like a “scratch-n-sniff”, but rather, it would emit the odor into the air.
Obviously it never took off, but it was a most interesting device, and with “smell-o-scope” for movies like Spy Kids 4, I have been thinking about it recently.
Unfortunately, I cannot find any mention of the device now, nor do I remember its name or manufacturer. I found a small handful of pages that mention similar via Google, but those are all recent (~2010).
Does anyone have information about the original one?