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From: "Karl Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
> On Thu, 23 Mar 2006, Rod Stephens wrote:
> > I think (One Man's Opinion) that the printed media is here to stay.
> While I too believe print will stay with us, do you, or any others on this
> list, see print being reserved for a more limited range of materials...
> As I mentioned before on this list...one of our faculty who has been
> working with microbial cellulose. He has this idea that it can replace the
> newspaper. His material can be very thin and used like paper...and can be
> manufactured so it can be used to display digital images...so before you
> go to sleep you could plug in your cellulose newspaper and have it
> download the news, unplug it as you walk out the door and then read it on
> the bus.
I can see one BIG problem with these "newspapers!" Since they effectively
work like very thin and very light monitor screens...what happens if I
want to save something in the paper? I have bunches of things I've torn
from my papers...might be mentions of myself, recipes that sound tasty
to me or just articles I want to keep and re-read...or, in fact, might
be a coupon that gives me $1 off a six-pack of Diet Pepsi!
Steven C. Barr