Napkin PC.

Written by Thomas Baekdal | Tuesday, January 08, 2008

It is the time of CES and the media is currently filled with a lot of very interesting products - but here is one that you will not see (unfortunately).

It's a PC the size of a napkin. The best part is that it is based on passive screen technology (epaper), which means that it only needs power when you change it. The result is that whatever you draw on it will stay on the screen forever (or atleast until you change it) without the need for cables or batteries.

This is a brilliant concept by Avery Holleman, and apart from the color epaper, all of it could be done today. The current epaper technology unfortunately only supports black and white (like the Kindle). But, It is said that the first functional epapers in color will come out in 2008.

In any case, I want one - as soon as somebody makes one. Brilliant idea!

Note: I am not really sure that running windows on it is such a good idea - or let me rephrase that, any operating system. A device like this should have a custom interface based on an operating system - like the iPhone interface which is based on Mac OS x (but in a custom version created for that device).

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