“In a step toward electronic newspapers and wearable computer screens, scientists have created an ultra-thin screen that can be bent, twisted and even rolled up and still display crisp text. The material, only as thick as three human hairs, displays black text on a whitish-gray background with a resolution similar to that of a typical laptop computer screen. The screen is so flexible it can be rolled into a cylinder about a half-inch wide without losing its image quality.” – Associated Press, via eBook Ad.

The TeleRead take: Yu Chen, a scientist with E Ink Corp of Cambridge, Mass., says this means researchers have “cleared a big obacle in electronic paper development.” The question at our end is whether the legal and standards communities will be ready for the new world that technology is creating.


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