[LMB] OT: e-readers
paal at filker.org
Wed Jun 24 16:47:21 BST 2015
There are other technologies out there. I can't think of the name of it,
but the Boogie Board uses a technology which is stable for showing text
until applying voltage to overwrite or erase. I think there are devices
over in Asia which use the tech, which involves low production cost plastic
display media, for personal electronics devices.
From: Mark Allums
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 04:34 PM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: [LMB] OT: e-readers
The only things that would improve it, for me:
1) A better indexing system. I want *nested* collections.
2) A bit more speed (newer low-power processors will bring this, no
3) Colour. Colour e-ink is out there, but it's expensive and not
particularly good yet, AIUI. But I suspect it will come.
Amazon has (several) new technologies that will replace color e-ink, so
I would not be surprised if we never see a device from Amazon with it.
Color e-ink does not have vivid bright color, only muted colors. The
newer tech allows front-lit, glare-free color with true color. If they
perfect it, we could see a color screen from Amazon that rivals e-ink
for quality. It would also not surprise me if we never see it at all.
One factor is power usage. If it uses a lot of power, there may not be
a motivation to switch away from LED/LCD technology.
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