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[News]E-Paper - Changing the way we read, and look at porn.
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Posted 10/17/07
wow it is nice,,
it doesn't reach to my country yet,,, but it's really cool
l'm waiting for it

that's mean it will replaced the notebook right --> no for buying pens
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Posted 10/17/07
sounds gud,but wont you have to use the same amount of trees/fossil fuel to make the electricity used by the e-paper?
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Posted 10/17/07
I agree that e-paper has huge potential and probably will become a large part of our lives at some point. But I cant imagine it replacing all paper. No matter how cheap and simple they make it, it cant beat the durability of a plain book. Personally when I read, i enjoy the feel of a book, some of that would be lost when reading from an electronic screen. Also books never run out of batteries.

But its definetly techonology i look forward to trying out. Too bad its not up to the point now where i could replace my incredibly heavy school books with one handheld device.
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Posted 10/17/07
Black and white for now, huh? Yes, that will change the way we view porn....

Kidding!



I seem to be more impressed with OLEDs (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) that are currently being developed. The use of OLED technology can also significantly change the design of gadgets in the future, opting to lower energy consuming, environmentally friendly devices that will comply with almost any green-loving fanatics stringent standards.
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Posted 10/17/07
lol..sure looks like an adult toy
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Posted 10/17/07
looks ok but will prob be a rip off
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Posted 10/17/07
very interesting, good way to preserve our woodland but not sure if its worse or better for the ecosystem.
One thing for sure is that, it looks expensive
Posted 10/17/07
FOOK i wana get one.. its prob over $2000-3000 maybee
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Posted 10/17/07
I saw the second one at Target yesterday.

It seems pretty nifty, but I would never want it to completely replace books. :/


chocuqueen wrote:

FOOK i wana get one.. its prob over $2000-3000 maybee

More like $300.
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Posted 10/17/07
Somehow, with only looking at the title, I knew it was Jay posting..

I love the look of the gadgets, it'd be great to carry around all my ebooks around on an instant access tablet. Unfortunately, I believe Jay will agree with me that e-paper won't significantly change the dominance of printed books.

Why? Because of format. There is about 3-4 different E-book formats vying for marketshare right now. You've got MS .Lit, Sony's format, PDB(sp?), and plucker as the big players. The problem is, since the American/japanese companies won't pull their heads out of their asses, Publishers, Device Makers, and resellers are generally stuck into one format. Choosing an e-book reader to buy is like asking which toe you'd like to keep, and then having the rest blown off with a sawed off shotgun. The device you have doesn't run the format your book is in? Tough luck, take it in the balls like a man. There needs to be ONE Open Source ebook format for them to get anywhere.

Reading Tablets, All running an embedded Linux OS, using Open Source readers and formats. That's what will put the fear of god into paper publishers.

It sucks for me because I'm on a Mac, which makes reading a lot of the formats impossible. I have to rip .lit's to HTML and reformat them by hand if I go that way.

Paper, still the only truly fully readable-by-anyone format.
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Posted 10/17/07
i never seen it b4..nice thginy
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Posted 10/17/07
seems cool, we do need our trees
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Posted 10/17/07
There's one problem.

E-paper will only replace written word.
It will never replace paper for artists.

Also, I work in the securities industry. We have to have a hard copy of every single piece of paper we send out. Meaning all contracts - paper, all letters - paper, all E-MAILS - paper.
I'm sure legal offices and courts are the same way.
While we have PDF images of everything we send out, it's a requirement to have a paper copy.

Try to get older established businesses and the SEC and the NASD to comply with going paperless.
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Posted 10/17/07

Dusterbayala wrote:

There's one problem.

E-paper will only replace written word.
It will never replace paper for artists.

Also, I work in the securities industry. We have to have a hard copy of every single piece of paper we send out. Meaning all contracts - paper, all letters - paper, all E-MAILS - paper.
I'm sure legal offices and courts are the same way.
While we have PDF images of everything we send out, it's a requirement to have a paper copy.

Try to get older established businesses and the SEC and the NASD to comply with going paperless.


Thats true too, in fact you're required to keep records by law yes? Email servers have to keep a back-log of all emails for like two years or something.

Paper is great for fidelity. Once it's printed, it can't be altered, only destroyed. But there is also it's weakness. It's harder to transfer, sort, and store.

PDF is one of my favorite formats though. PDF kicks ass, and is probably the best cross-platform formats for the sheer fact that it looks the same no matter which program opens it or prints it. (Shove that stogie in your ass and smoke it Microsoft .Doc)
Posted 10/17/07
jay, where do you get most of these strange media devices many of us have never heard of? i curious because i might consider buying one of these puppies.
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