Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Holy Pink Pearl, Batman!

Xerox (NYSE XRX) has been making noise this week about Erasable Paper! Wow!!! The company that brought us -- through their Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) -- the mouse, the graphical user interface, Ethernet, the page description language, and on and on, now brings about the unthinkable! Actually, I don't mean to be flip. Combining the media attributes that make paper so popular (widely available, cheap, transportable, etc) with reusability is somewhat of a Holy Grail in the printing industry. Read about Xerox's latest approach and comment, please!

4 comments:

Jim Lyons said...

Digg this!
http://digg.com/tech_news/Xerox_Seeks_Erasable_Form_of_Paper_for_Copiers

Jim Lyons said...

Other interesting Xerox news

http://www.xerox.com/go/xrx/template/inv_rel_newsroom.jsp?app=Newsroom&ed_name=NR_2006Nov20_Shutterfly&format=article&view=newsrelease&Xcntry=USA&Xlang=en_US

http://www.xerox.com/go/xrx/template/inv_rel_newsroom.jsp?app=Newsroom&ed_name=NR_2006Nov10_XMPie&format=article&view=newsrelease&Xcntry=USA&Xlang=en_US

Jim Lyons said...

Reference for the post title

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061127/ap_en_tv/tv_catchphrases

Corey Smith said...

I am skeptical to think that this will make any dent in the paper market. When I print something, I never keep the paper prestine... I mark it up, highlight, tear, dog ear and otherwise use the paper. I would bet that I am not the only one like this. Most everyone that I know that uses paper doesn't print something and then typically keep it in good enough shape to use the paper again. Moreover, what if you want the image to last 36 instead of 24 hours?