In a bizarre twist of I-don't-know-what, PC Magazine reports that PARC is working on developing reusable printer/copier paper. The idea is that most print jobs are for temporary purposes, such as printing emails, after which they are discarded. This paper, which is light-activated, fades after about a day and then can be re-used up to 100 times. Robert Scobel even has a Qik video of it: http://qik.com/video/66798
The implication for libraries? Heck, simply print out newspapers or articles on demand and have patrons return the paper to the desk.... Who knows?
Berkman Community Newcomers: Luis Felipe Murillo - Q&A with Luis Felipe Murillo *Berkman fellow, anthropologist, and researcher of Free Software, Open Hardware, and Open Data* *interviewed in summer 2014 by...
12 hours ago