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Old 08-08-2008, 07:03 AM   #1
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The Guardian: A Newspaper in 2015 (concept)

Polymer Vision's Readius goes in the right direction, but the following concept looks like so much more. Designer Mayo Nissen created the newspaper for 2015:

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The product uses a fexible e-ink display which dynamically displays content based on the physical form of the scroll. Being controlled by the reader, this is likely to depend on current needs, context, and available time, as well as the content on offer at any one time.
Find more about the Guardian in Mayo's selected works here (PDF).

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Old 08-08-2008, 07:12 AM   #2
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Looks pretty, pretty. But, it doesn't look very handbag-friendly
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:03 AM   #3
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Well, it's obviously a design concept. However, the idea of an e-ink page that rolls upward from a scroll-base isn't a bad one, providing the flexibility of asking for whatever size (length) of screen you desire.
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:18 PM   #4
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Find more about the Guardian in Mayo's selected works here (PDF).

Doh! Info about a device that clearly needs an easily reflowable format has a .PDF file.

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Old 08-08-2008, 05:04 PM   #5
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Doh! Info about a device that clearly needs an easily reflowable format has a .PDF file.
And I hope you've pointed that irony out to them!
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:08 PM   #6
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Well, it's obviously a design concept. However, the idea of an e-ink page that rolls upward from a scroll-base isn't a bad one, providing the flexibility of asking for whatever size (length) of screen you desire.
Taking eBook reader design back to the papyrus scroll.
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:25 PM   #7
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It would be more efficient to turn every artificial surface into a programmable display, or just to stop messing with inefficient external crutches altogether and directly splice the data you want into the optic nerve stream
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:34 PM   #8
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... stop messing with inefficient external crutches altogether and directly splice the data you want into the optic nerve stream
Beta tester anyone?
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:36 PM   #9
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for once, i'll pass (first time for everything).
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:35 AM   #11
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I absolutely believe it is possible to roll e-paper, it is the getting-it-completely-flat-for-comfortable-reading part without having to keep it spread manually that worries me.
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I absolutely believe it is possible to roll e-paper, it is the getting-it-completely-flat-for-comfortable-reading part without having to keep it spread manually that worries me.
Agreed, I want to be able to spread it so I can read during messy meals that require both hands without resorting to using the salt and pepper shakers :P
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