A paper-thin, flexible LCD-style display that is large enough to display a full newspaper page. (Read
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|"Philip K. Dick readers may also remember the homeopape, which was a special kind of newspaper that was personalized to the user."|
(Bill Christensen 5/11/2006 8:56:14 AM )
|"Thank you for correctly pointing out that Philip Dick invented this one...I get pretty angry when the proper credit due is not given, ESPECIALLY to Philip Dick"|
(ragnarokpaperscissors 6/2/2006 7:27:37 PM )
|"You're welcome; if you see places where credit is not given, leave me a note. Lots of time, the answer is on the site somewhere."|
(Bill Christensen 6/2/2006 9:37:16 PM )
|"Nick Sheradon at Xerox was actively working on the technology in 1974... I think the reality predates the fiction.
The Kindle uses E-INK, which came directly from the MIT Media Lab's inability to properly create Nicks bichromic balls and instead electrohydrodynamically creating a population of white and a separate population of black balls which became e-ink."|
(Doc 5/6/2009 11:54:32 AM )
|"Doc, it depends on whether you're referring to a particular technology, or the idea of a device that could present text in a convenient, handheld device. Hugo Gernsback thought about the idea of a device that could receive transmitted news personalized to the user in 1911. The idea of a 'single sheet display that could present page after page from storage was presented by Stanislaw Lem in 1961; he called it an opton."|
(Bill Christensen 5/6/2009 3:29:27 PM )
|"A newspaper clipping service involves the reading and clipping off of certain important news items. These items are then sorted, catalogued and then sold to businesses. These businesses then use these clippings as a research tool in their marketing efforts. Businesses also use this information to keep pace of what is going on around them and also to keep an eye on their competitors.
(kanai 6/11/2009 8:34:19 AM )
|"what about the daily snailpaper which comes to our homes each morning on paper with news that is 12 hours late?"|
(dann blom 12/26/2009 5:47:05 AM )
|"@dann blom's comment: lol! *Like*"|
(Anon. 1/17/2010 6:41:55 PM )
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