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A Norwegian start-up is developing a digital paper tablet it hopes will appeal to “paper people”. The device – called ReMarkable – can be written on using a stylus and is textured to feel like real paper.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: May 31st, 2017

Link to video: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-40107097/remarkable-digital-notepad-feels-like-real-paper

Discussion

1) The idea and development of electronic paper has been around for decades.  The MIT Innovation lab was working on this 20 years ago.  Why is there such a push for electronic paper when we already have tablets and smartscreens?

2) The key here seems to be the “feel”.  Why is feel so important when technology replaces mechanical items?

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