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Old 10-04-2007, 11:12 AM   #61
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I think the niche for the roll-out screen will be as a novelty item, e.g. a pen that rolls out to a paperback page size. Do you want to hold the scroll with both hands to keep it straight? Maybe we will have a telescopic support that locks the roll-out screen into a rigid page.

But what then of the paperback-sized screen we want to roll-out in two dimensions to create an A4 sized screen? How is the screen folded to begin with? There are some conceptual problems here that may make the two dimensional roll-out impractical.

I would like a pen that becomes a book. Maybe as a low-end device it could be very cheap, once eInk itself comes down in price.

Whatever happened to the heads-up display that could appear to be a four foot screen out in front of us? Now that would be a portable reader!
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:15 AM   #62
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Don't you think that the aims of some of these are rather contradictory? I wouldn't want to carry around an "A4" sized phone, or read on a 1" screen .
dear, it will be foldable

anyway, ofcourse you would like your ebook reader to have GPS to check out maps, to have EGDE to check your email on the go, etc etc

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Old 10-04-2007, 11:20 AM   #63
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I think the niche for the roll-out screen will be as a novelty item, e.g. a pen that rolls out to a paperback page size. Do you want to hold the scroll with both hands to keep it straight? Maybe we will have a telescopic support that locks the roll-out screen into a rigid page.

But what then of the paperback-sized screen we want to roll-out in two dimensions to create an A4 sized screen? How is the screen folded to begin with? There are some conceptual problems here that may make the two dimensional roll-out impractical.

I would like a pen that becomes a book. Maybe as a low-end device it could be very cheap, once eInk itself comes down in price.

Whatever happened to the heads-up display that could appear to be a four foot screen out in front of us? Now that would be a portable reader!
If you follow these device's approach you could apply them to present large draft paper carrying tubes. But they do look fragile unless the first one is taken.

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Old 10-05-2007, 12:03 AM   #64
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Ivan, the second and third look viable. I seriously doubt you could fold one of these and have any reasonable product life.
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Isn't the 3rd (and the 4th for that matter) an actual commercial product in Italy? Or was it Spain?
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Third and fourth are the same. It's the Readius, we've discussed it here before. Sorry guys I should have URL'd the sources. The other two I've lost. I have a habit of collecting the pictures of new devices, I should rename them with the proper URL.
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