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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Designing an eBook Reader at PrintCEO Blog

Designing an eBook Reader at PrintCEO Blog: "Designing an eBook Reader
Posted by Adam Dewitz on June 18, 2007

A YouTube user has posted a design proposal for an Apple-inspired ebook reader based on the Apple iPod and iTunes. The proposed reader uses dual-screens to mimic a printed book.

Would a design like this, and its incorporation into the successful Apple iPod product line make an eBook reaser more desirable?"

Thursday, June 14, 2007

TÜV Product Service Industry News - 'Good progress' made with printed RFID tags

TÜV Product Service Industry News - 'Good progress' made with printed RFID tags:
The radio frequency identification (RFID) industry is making 'good progress' in the field of printed tag development, it has been claimed.

Speaking to delegates at a European conference, Klaus Dimmler - founder of OrganicID and event chairman - said the sector is moving forward with technology able to produce electronic tags using organic inks, reports RFID Journal.

'They're looking better and better,' he maintained, while other industry experts said that although printed tags are improving, there is some way to go before they will be commercially available.

It is hoped a low-cost option will be identified for applying the printed RFID systems directly onto packaging."

Saturday, June 09, 2007

From Gutenberg to Google: Media in Transition Conference (SocialComputingMagazine.com)

From Gutenberg to Google: Media in Transition Conference (SocialComputingMagazine.com): "The German organizers take inspiration from Johannes Gutenberg, who as the creator of movable type they view as a 'communication machine' pioneer.

'Gutenberg was the man of his century, igniting an information revolution leading to the Renaissance,' comments Matthias Koehler. 'The printing press business is precisely where Germany’s industrial economy launched. Printing presses required precision machinery, creating Germany’s engineering industry. Research in printing inks conceived the German chemical industry. You could make the case, therefore, that Germany derived its industrial power from an information need.'

According to this line of thinking, the Internet is the new kind of movable type, facilitating a similar information revolution: falling communication costs are changing the game.

'We want to address media pros from all industries concerned with the consequences of the clash between new and old,' Koehler adds."