Linked by David Adams on Fri 25th Mar 2011 15:06 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Samsung has developed a completely transparent solar-powered monitor that's designed to be used with ambient light. Though they're marketing it as a television, it's almost certainly going to be used initially as displays in commercial areas, and it apparently is also a touch-screen, opening it up for the coolest kind of kiosk you've ever used. See a video after the jump.
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RE[5]: This.
by Neolander on Fri 25th Mar 2011 21:45 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: This."
Neolander
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2010-03-08

I think that paper is needed for several reasons :
-You can draw freely on it, not just write on a guided path
-It's light
-It's inexpensive
-It's easily transferable and disposable
-If you spill your cofee on a piece of paper, you only loose that piece of paper. Globally, paper is something which you don't have to care about, and can therefore more freely use. Frenzily scratching it with a bic crystal it is a valid option.
-It's the perfect medium for important letters, because using it shows that you care about the person.
-Considering the amount of security flaws which are discovered in mainstream OSs every year, do you really want to trust them to take care of your important documents ? I mean, seeing how quickly Elvis Presley was seen in an airport after biometric passports were introduced in the US should have some warning value...

Also, reading and writing is much easier on paper than on a computer screen.

Edited 2011-03-25 22:01 UTC

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