Thursday, 25 September 2008

25. Plastic books - The flexible friend?

The link to this video gives us a hint of what is to come, namely the flexible computer. In this case it is a flexible e-book, but given what can be done with it, one can imagine the full computer is not so far away. The book uses e-ink, which currently restricts it to black and white. But it is lightweight, and only one third the thickness of the Apple Air computer.

Interestingly, it is not so far from the Negroponte vision for the next stage of his one-laptop-per-child. He is already talking about touch screens and virtual keyboards. Clearly that overlaps with this concept.

Just image, no more computers broken for being dropped, thrown or stamped on! The link is a good demonstration of how versatile this new product will be.

Plastic e-book

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