Sunday, 27 August 2006

Next generation newspapers

I gave a talk at Melbourne University this week and one of the topics I touched on was how newspapers keep pace with advances in technology.

After all most of the news we read in the daily paper actually happened the day before.

British company Plastic Logic has just released this video and a series of images demonstrating their new electronic paper.

There has been much talk about e-paper but this video shows it’s closer than we may have realised.

Just imagine, rather than buying a newspaper you could simply buy a branded blank sheet.

Then whenever you wanted to read the paper you simply connected your sheet via usb into your news provider’s rss feed and voila. Fresh news in print.

Content providers could also install news machines at train stations where you could upload fresh content.

The possibilities are endless.

Click here to visit Plastic Logic.