Thin, cheap and bendable

As electronic paper prototypes improve, Dealbreaker’s Elizabeth Spiers considers the future of media in an e-paper world.

She fingers her Treo with one hand and my notebook page with the other as she describes the electronic paper she’s seen prototypes of.

“When you realize you could have an entirely blank magazine that would transmit Web content,” Spiers says, “you can see a future where everything is on the Web, but it looks a lot like traditional media. It makes so much sense economically; if that technology ever becomes cheap enough, we’ll see an immediate transition.”

You can see photos of Fujitsu’s e-paper prototype here. (Thanks to Max for the first link.)


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