This from the new WiReD… like the way it frames the use of paper as a
medium that people understand that can be extended. Seen three separate
presentations/articles about 3g ‘smart pens’ in the last couple of
months… seems like a lot of people are converging on it.
“This is the most advanced digital
input screen ever developed,” he declares. “It has very high
resolution, perfect contrast, and costs a fraction of a cent to
produce. Any graphical interface can be printed on it, and you get
years of full-time education, paid for by the government, to learn how
to use it. It will not be beaten in our lifetime.”
He puts the paper in my hands. “And I can give it to
you, because I have hundreds more,” he offers, gesturing toward a stack
of blank paper on his desk. Fåhraeus isn’t handing me a sketch of the
input screen. The paper is the screen.