Print and chute

In Engadget, Conrad Quilty-Harper covers the promising blueChute Bluetooth-enabled electronic ink prototype by E Ink, which developed the display technology for the Sony Reader. Conrad notes that the device overview says that potential advanced functionality for the display would depend on “software which probably won’t ever get written.” Now there is some fine evangelism! Or perhaps the advanced technologists have enlisted Marvin, the depressed android from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, to write their promotional copy.

In any case, the point is taken, but this technology needs to crawl before it can sprint with wireless widgets. Were it inexpensive enough, a simple printer driver would probably be all that would be needed to transfer hundreds of pages of information to such a device.

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