Sony Flexible Color E-Paper

Sony's flexible e-color display is just 150 microns thick; the 13.3 inch display weighs 20 grams. Frankly, I think it is odd that a piece of paper should be measured on the diagonal. Even if it is e-paper.


( Sony 13.3 inch flexible color e-paper )

The display’s 800 x 1200 pixel array consists of red, green, blue, and white sub-pixels. The sub-pixel measures 169 microns x 169 microns and the resolution and gradation of the screen are 75ppi and 16, respectively.

SF fans have been waiting patiently for their color e-paper. For example, check out the mediatron from Neal Stephenson's 1995 novel The Diamond Age:

Bud took a seat and skimmed a mediatron from the coffee table; it looked exactly like a dirty, wrinkled, blank sheet of paper. "'Annals of Self-Protection,'" he said, loud enough for everyone else in the place to hear him. The logo of his favorite meedfeed coalesced on the page. Mediaglyphics, mostly the cool animated ones, arranged themselves in a grid.
(Read more about Stephenson's mediaglyph)

Via Physorg; also, take a look at the 29 different technological ideas from The Diamond Age.

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