An interesting post from Technology Review (MIT). It’s about ePaper, but smart ePaper – the ability to update ‘content’ on some ePaper using device from a centralised source. There are some videos of it in action, and the post reports this as a fairly experimental technology.
As the iPad requires the user to pull updated content from a server, this technology seems to be able to transmit and receive upadates by pushing new content to it. Imagine if you one day could get a ‘book’, that is never out of date, that constantly pulls down information relevant through the semantic web. Now that would be magic – especially if the ePaper really was like paper.