Coming soon: Ziploctron

— 12:57 AM on July 5, 2000

Now this sounds pretty nifty. How about an nice, bright color display that can be made of plastic, rolled up, and taken on the road? That's just what an offshoot of Cambridge University (boo, hiss) (don't ask; it's an Oxford thing) is cooking up:

The screens use light-emitting polymers (LEPs), a type of plastic that can be charged to change color speck by speck, and are bright and sturdy. They need little power and no backlight, can be read at almost any angle -- and are cheap to make.
Much as I love a nice, bright Trinitron-style display, I'm ready to see CRTs get replaced by something sharper and thinner. Thanks to Dave Kirby for sending in a link.
Like what we're doing? Pay what you want to support TR and get nifty extra features.
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