Quite a few years ago when still in college, I read a book “When things start to think” by the Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT’s Media Lab. It was one of the reason i always had this dream to someday be at the Media Labs and work on some the cool culture and technology intersection related stuff.
So this book introduced me back then to the concept of E Inks. Now part of various devices and particularly made famous by Amazon’s Kindle, the e ink eventually as a technology aimed to become printable on surfaces as thin as the newspapers.
Today FastCompany published an article that talks about T Shirts that will allow for E Ink printing, thus giving a huge avenue to advertisers to use people t shirts as a dynamic display medium. The possibilities that something like this brings about are enormous like maybe even cell phones could eventually get integrated into clothing.
Check out the interesting prospect of E Ink on cloth:
The online world is buzzing with the news of the showcase of the apple ipad. My take, i am in love. The cozy size and slim body as shown here, are good enough reasons to make it irresistible to me. Add to that the portability of all the the iphone apps and apple promoting it as a gaming machine, things can’t seem to be getting better. A friend pointed out how this will change the landscape for e-reader. Amazon now needs to do some serious rethinking of its Kindle.
For sometime now, I have been wishing to have a cool device that could let me just browse the web and blog, while being portable enough to be brought out anywhere. I think i have found my device, now just need to wait for the 2 months to lay my hands on this new phenomenon.
The Apple iPad
Checkout Steve Jobs releasing the ipad here.
And checkout the images of the coolest devive in town here.