Newspaper Is No Longer In Paper

E-book readers, emails and other such digital facilities are making paper redundant to an extent. But the one area that I’m not ready to compromise is the Newspaper. My morning ritual of fixing my coffee and curling up with the papers is under threat from the In Newspaper. Yeah, yeah, it does have the perks of an inbuilt alarm clock and fresh content from a choice of global papers, but imagine carrying the flexible display to the loo, where many of us read it while we take a crap!

Designers: Seon-Keun Park & Byung-Min Woo

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38 Comments

  • Lamah says:

    Why not use E-Ink? You’ll never be able to pack enough batteries into that thing to drive a lit display bright enough to be readable in direct sunlight. E-Ink is perfectly readable in direct sunlight and uses no battery power at all once the page has been drawn, it’s the ideal option for an electronic newspaper.

  • FE says:

    I like the concept. The music in the video is kinda corny. But great work overall.

  • Johan says:

    Batteries inside the house is a thing of the past; if these guys get their way: http://www.witricity.com/ In about a year in-door devices no longer need to pack those expensive and environmentally damaging batteries.

    With wireless power ready and installed within one or two years, our home should be just about ready for the sans-battery e-reader hitting the big times.

    • Lamah says:

      Who wants a paper they can only read inside the house? If you’re never going to move your paper, you might as well just use a laptop (the extra bulk won’t affect you if you aren’t travelling).

    • PETE says:

      Its a great idea, but since the power is all around can anyone get electrocuted coming out of the shower? lol

      I hope the ellectricity is green cause well be using electricity and the bills will be high like is going out of style.

      What if you want to save energy and dont want something charged ….its sounds like a dumb idea to me.

  • Alan says:

    Lol…. i dotn buy the idea, by the time the technology can to this easily with cheap cost, this concept will be much outdated.

    For now, with cheaper alternative compare to developing something like this, iphone is an easy example.

    All u need is an internet connection and is on the go. Think your concept carefully…. before anyhow throw a technology to it.

  • Abel Chang says:

    i find it very interesting how people are always concerned about the environmental and economic issues, but mostly forgets about the social dimension of sustainability.
    if this concept goes on, have anyone here thought how many people would go jobless?
    think of all stakeholders that are involved in newspaper industry.
    from the person who produces paper, ink, printers, until the delivery boy, and finally the recycling collector.
    how many people do you think would go jobless? 🙂

    • J Dizzle says:

      How about the simple social issues with respect to picking up your paper at the corner store?

      Seems like everyone wants to invent a future where we all live in our little bubbles and socialize virtually through machines. Reminds me of the tubby humans in Wall-e – which were perhaps only one step away from being jacked in directly like the Matrix.

      It’s sad…

    • Israel says:

      You are so right, man!

    • Jay-Z says:

      so true.

      but think of social dimension in technology-enabled services.
      we’re moving from manual to digital labor.
      those who produced inks and papers will be producing the plastic and electronic parts.
      delivery boy of the future will be the programmer delivering the news.
      recycling collector will of course recycle the plastic (this machine runs on recycling plastic).

      and stakeholders? let them transfer their investments.

      jobs will still be there. it’s just upgraded.

    • Sean says:

      You have to study economics very hard.
      So sad…

  • Elena says:

    You can’t kill flies with this…:)

    • Jimmy C says:

      Yes you can. You just wouldn't want to get the screen dirty. And what's wrong with just good old flyswatters.

    • Jimmy C says:

      Yes you can. You just wouldn't want to get the screen dirty. And what's wrong with just good old flyswatters.

  • Alan says:

    Yes…job will always be created…a problem create the chance for solution and a solution give the chance for another problem…it never ends….

    If you work in the market sector long enough, you should now how the world work out. Dont think just for tat moment……

  • Subhash says:

    You said right thing !

  • As printer of newspapers and tabbloids i’m rather curious how far this concept is atm.

  • Jimmy C says:

    We need EVERYONE to start working on this right away! Get it patented and introduced to the world. The sooner we can start saving trees, the better.

  • Jimmy C says:

    We need EVERYONE to start working on this right away! Get it patented and introduced to the world. The sooner we can start saving trees, the better.

  • Sacchi says:

    I completely agree with you, its just about transferring the investments by companies and rethinking how things can be done differently by everyone.

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