Remember the digital media format outlines in Neil Stephenson’s The Diamond Age?? There were sheets of “paper” which could wirelessly download your favorite magazine or newspaper (customized to your social status and preferences). After reading, the page could be blanked out for the next reader. Imagine a doctor’s office with up-to-date periodicals! And ones you actually wanted to read! Well thanks to the E-Ink technology behind the new Kindle 2, this sci-fi tech is almost reality. This article discusses the new push by publishing giant Hearst to market newspapers and magazines in the digital age. Can’t wait to see the new color E-Ink coming down the line! I think I’ll still keep my (ever growing) library of books though – there’s just something personally gratifying about shelves and shelves of books. Some habits die hard, I guess.
Sci-fi Tech Almost a Reality