The Future of Paper is Now


Thursday, January 19, 2006

In Cambridge, Massachusetts a company called E-ink is close to perfecting a great dream of the computer world -- electronic ink. The firm has developed an incredibly thin portable digital display that really looks like ink on paper. The letters on E-ink's displays change as easily as those on a computer screen. Michael McCreary, the company's head of Research and Development, stopped by the studio with a prototype.


Michael McCreary

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Archivist from Pittsburgh, PA

While several of Baker's comments truthfully reflect the struggles faced by librarians and information professionals to preserve properly appraised materials, this story fails to address the grotesque underfunding of libraries, archives, and cultural institutuions throughout the nation. Baker's statement that such "storage" is inexpensive is false and is more reflective of his failure to adequatly and impartially investigate cultural instituuions and thier plights as it is an indication that his motivations lie in a fetishistic romanticism more generally associated with hallmark than with information professionals.

Sep. 24 2007 03:00 PM

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