I’ve been blogging for 9 years now and for about that long I’ve been talking about e-paper and how it will change the face of portable devices. It’s incredibly cheap to manufacture, uses little power and will replace print. It has taken a long time but it looks like it’s day has come. This article goes into details on the paper phone, which is an iphone like device made of epaper. It’s basically a paper thin computer.
Sony has a paper thin oled color monitor already as you can see here. As cool as the iPad is now, the stuff they will be selling in a couple years will blow you away and it will be even cheaper. Much cheaper.
Here’s a video on epaper. This is the kind of thing which will save the publishing business. Printing costs are insane, but that will soon be a thing of the past. And the paper computer will soon be a reality you can buy yourself. Probably for less than $100.