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posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 07:31 PM
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To some extend, I'm impress by this:

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Perhaps, it might cut down on paper being used to produce newspapers, books & magazines.

May not be the perfect device, but a step toward it.

What do you think.




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posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 07:40 PM
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This had my head spinning a bit, considering the Amazon is experiencing massive deforestation, and I went into this thread thinking it was about some new product to come from Amazon rainforest wood. Turns out it's an Amazon product that reduces the consumption of wood.



A good initiative. It sounds like it's something from a sci-fi book set in the future. But considering the future was 7 years ago, this device is way overdue.

[edit on 19/11/2007 by watch_the_rocks]



posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 08:03 PM
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We had a discussion on this subject in class, and everyone was against the idea. It seemed that no one wanted to substitute a handheld device for a real book with pages that you can touch and feel. When I brought up the fact that this can potentially save some tress, they did not seem to care about that issue.



posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by Impreza
We had a discussion on this subject in class, and everyone was against the idea. It seemed that no one wanted to substitute a handheld device for a real book with pages that you can touch and feel. When I brought up the fact that this can potentially save some tress, they did not seem to care about that issue.


I guess, what could bring a mentality shift here, will be if the cost of energy goes sky high, making books, newspapers & magazines very costly to produced and ship.

Unless you received it, electronically, which make sense, since it was all created electronically also, so let's leave it on the wire, instead of converting it to paper pages, or newspapers page.

But, I agree, there is some appeal to read on a real book, but carrying lots of books while traveling, is not fun either.



posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 08:40 PM
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They have had electronic books for years, and you could probably do the same with your palm pilot. I think when oled flexible screens become cheap and mass produced, we will have these ebooks as thin as paper, and more people will want them. Right now they are bulky, costly, and not designed very well. I think when they become cheaper, thinner, and designed better, they will be common place. Kinda the same with the mobile phone. First they were huge and costly, now they are small and cheap.



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