Interactive newspaper, anyone?
No, I don’t mean those icky PDF-based “e-edition” replicas of print editions that are available online but aren’t interactive or updated. I mean, what’s the use when you can keep up with breaking stories AND get yesterday’s news on the full website?
No, I mean imagine a print edition that’s on paper … but it reacts to you like a touchscreen, and you can type on it, click on it, scroll it or swipe it.
The Japanese company Fujitsu has developed a way to make anything — a piece of paper, for instance — a touchscreen by using a special projector. So a newspaper can sell a onetime projection unit (once the costs drop down to realistic levels) to subscribers, and send a daily “newspaper” that can be projected on paper, or maybe on a wall (maybe the bathroom wall!).
Ah, technology. You gotta love it.
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