Newspaper sans paper
Immediately after thinking about the death of the book, I read this article, “Electronic Newspapers Just around the Corner,” about electronic newspapers: “The newspapers of the future – cheap digital screens that can be rolled up and stuffed into a back pocket – have been just around the corner for the last three decades. But as early as this year, the future may finally arrive.”
But I’d argue, this is still a pretender technology until I can browse the links and then roll it up and stuff it in my back pocket.
And newspapers are useful packing material and kindling.
In Human Readable, by Cory Doctorow, which I read by podcast, cool, the wall, the floor, the tables, were all smart in a Kurzweil sort of way. You could ‘pull the feeds’ over the to the breakfast table, read the news on a wall.
Entry filed under: feed my pet brain.