Paper to Replace Ereaders?
Paper to Replace Ereaders
Originally Posted on: March 17, 2011
at TheNextweb has an interesting take on this new technology called “paper.” Some say it will replace ebooks….
We were given some review samples of a new technology called ‘paper’ earlier this week. Paper is a natural material that can be produced in bulk, relatively cheap, and some people think it will replace e-readers such as the iPad and Kindle. This week we read some articles and even a book using this innovative new material to find out if paper is really a viable technology and a possible replacement for electronic book readers, or e-readers. The good news
Paper feels natural and looks good. Its texture is noticeably present and gives a comfortable feel. Text printed on paper is readable but text size is not adjustable. One clear difference between e-readers and paper is smell. Proponents of paper have touted that as a huge advantage over electronic readers. The magazine we tested actually smelled like chemicals but the books gave off a strange but comforting scent a bit like the smell of an old suitcase. Although the scent is currently not used to aid storytelling, it does give reading a paper book a weird and authentic feeling. Paper doesn’t seem to need batteries as there is no backlight included.…
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