Flexible E-ink Screen: Future of Computing?

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Flexible E-ink Screen: Future of Computing?

Post by Stephen Hart » Wed May 25, 2011 1:03 pm

On Quirks & Quarks, the Canadian science radio show, Bob McDonald interviews Roel Vertegaal, who works on flexible displays.

I don't really buy the idea that we'll dispense with computers as we know them now and switch to multiple portable devices for everything.
Nonetheless, an interesting interview.

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Re: Flexible E-ink Screen: Future of Computing?

Post by briant30 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:32 pm

and i am still waitinf for a E-ink wrist watch!!! Flexible and unbreakable plastic e-ink screens are just the best.. only had kindle but it is a glass..

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Re: Flexible E-ink Screen: Future of Computing?

Post by Stephen Hart » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:24 pm

briant30 wrote:and i am still waitinf for a E-ink wrist watch!!! Flexible and unbreakable plastic e-ink screens are just the best.. only had kindle but it is a glass..
Maybe, if rumors are true, your wish is about to be granted.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/1 ... -watch/?hp

Also note this much more extensive post by Bruce Tognazzini

http://asktog.com/atc/apple-iwatch/

Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini: During his 14 years at Apple Computer, he founded the Apple Human Interface Group and acted as Apple's Human Interface Evangelist.
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Re: Flexible E-ink Screen: Future of Computing?

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:51 pm

Maybe the iWatch won't be "e-ink," but still, the news continues:

Here's an entry talking about an Apple patent application:

http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-a ... rives.html

I remain dubious. I haven't worn a watch since I got my first pocketable cell phone. I found the strap (even with lots of trial and error) really irritating. And when I'm working around power woodworking machines, I can't leave a watch on, so there goes the always-on feature.
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Re: Flexible E-ink Screen: Future of Computing?

Post by Bob Wiswell » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:43 pm

Stephen,
I have a wall mounted (large numbers) clock in my shop. Solves all problems related to snagging.

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Re: Flexible E-ink Screen: Future of Computing?

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:20 pm

Bob Wiswell wrote:Stephen,
I have a wall mounted (large numbers) clock in my shop. Solves all problems related to snagging.
So do I. But my point was that I'd have to take my iWatch off and put it somewhere. And then I'd lose it! On the other hand, I keep my iPhone in a jeans pocket with a custom dust flap most of the time.
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