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[3]: This.
by unclefester on Sat 26th Mar 2011 12:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: This."
unclefester
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2007-01-13

You don't need any fancy hardware to read paper.

I was recently talking to retired scientist who was working on some very important FORTRAN code he wrote back in 1970. Fortunately he had a paper printout of his code because their was no way of running the original punchcards.

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RE[4]: This.
by M.Onty on Sun 27th Mar 2011 16:29 in reply to "RE[3]: This."
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2009-10-23

And of course relatively inexpensive good, pH neutral paper can last for millenia, rather than a few decades. The only digital equivalent that I'm aware of involves engraving binary into lumps of glass, metal or stone. Of course a punch card could last that long, but you'd probably have to hollow out a mountain to store them in.

Edited 2011-03-27 16:31 UTC

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