Plastic Logic April 8, 2009 Stephanie Leary 1 Comment Here’s a profile of the Plastic Logic reader, the one described as Jesus-like in Michael Tamblyn’s presentation on changing the publishing industry.
I did some digging yesterday as well after you showed off the publication video. Incidentally Michael Tambyln’s twitter feed isn’t all that interesting. I signed up for hte Plastic Logic’s email notification system and found some you tube videos of their prototypes showing off the “bending” thing they talk about.
What I’m curious about is that all current prototypes appear to have a hard plastic shell, which seems to defeat the bending that was mentioned. Not a big deal though. The refresh rates int he videos were something on the order of a second per page, that seemed very slow to me but I’ve never used an e-reader.
What I would be really curious about is if they could build RSS feeds into the e-reader as well. Now that I’ve gotten kind of addicted. Then I’d have at my hand my books, my magazines, and my friend’s blogs, in a carry all format.
Also I noted the tiny talk about an Apple solution. That’d be amusing. Then we could point and laugh at Apple for claiming that books are inconsequential, right?