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[9 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

Patience makes the heart grow fonder, as they say. Perhaps that’s why I’m longing after the Plastic Logic Reader. We first got to see a short demo of this nifty electronic reading device back in September of last year and now a few more videos of the new prototype have shown up.
These videos are from CES 2009 in Las Vegas. They give you a pretty good idea of the quality of the display screen that the Plastic Logic Reader uses and it’s size.
 

The last video is from CNN and can …

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[15 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

I recently posted a comment on the Spartacus of Acrobat blog asking Stephen why he doesn’t subscribe to the the “paperless office” theory. After reading his reply I realized that our opinions are roughly the same — I also don’t think that the current technology (hardware mainly) is good enough to replace paper, but I’m a bit more optimistic about the chances of this happening in the future, and also optimistic about the willingness of people to kick the paper habit.
The reasons Stephen doesn’t subscribe to the “paperless office” theory are:

Paper is …

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[31 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

If you’ve been following this blog recently you will have noticed that I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with e-book readers. It persists. In this video we see a demo of the Sony Reader and the E-Ink technology that it uses — which not-so-coincidentally, I’m really impressed with.

Wouldn’t it be nice if your laptop screen was as crisp as that?

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[25 Oct 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

The biggest problem with the implementation of the Paperless Office is that we tried to run before we could walk. That is to say, we tried to go paperless, before we had a compelling alternative to paper.
I think you’ll all agree that lugging around an awkwardly sized, and piping hot, laptop everywhere you go, just isn’t practical. And if it ain’t practical, it ain’t going nowhere.
In fact, it’s quite unreasonable and unrealistic, to ask someone to desist from using paper entirely —  including paper books — given that the experience and convenience of …