These kinds of displays are developing rapidly and it wont be long at all before we are reading from electronic newspapers “printed” on a foldable display screen, similar to the Philips-LG newspaper above. Recently, media giant Hearst Corp, has been funding a start up called FirstPaper to develop the e-newspaper.
It uses a color display version of E-Ink that is being used in the Sony E-reader. The e-reader uses Linux as its operating system which might enable it hit the commercial market at a price that isn’t through the roof. If they can integrate the wireless capability to download newspapers and let users flip pages at a touch, paper newspapers could soon be history, which is good for the environment. But for now, we’ll just have to wait.