Mobile computing, with paper

By | January 8, 2013
OK, not quite paper, but pretty close. The concept is quite neat, and despite coarse granularity and obvious inefficiency of the chosen gestures – I'm sure there are better ways to do this – it looks appealing. Only, two key missing pieces to move computing onto paper are (1) an adequate power source, and (2) an embedded processing unit.

Reshared post from +Wayne Radinsky

PaperTabs. Physical windows working together, locations tracked on a desk, apps opened by being touched by another tab, each app is a tablet, picking up a PDF by touching a tab to another tab with a PDF icon, paging through the PDF by bending the display, no buttons or gestures, using a bend gesture to fast-forward through a video, putting 2 tabs together to make a bigger view, drawing, drawing across multiple tabs just like paper, email opened by touching tabs, dog-ear to reply, touch a photo to add a photo, and the email is sent by placing it in the outbox.

9 thoughts on “Mobile computing, with paper

  1. Max Huijgen

    Thin and flex is nice, but I admit loving the near paper less office. It´s easier to keep files organized than physical objects.

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  2. frank stockmans

    Not sold on the UI. I'd be piling up a stack of paper tabs and be back at the messy desk I was before. The one part I liked was the cad design.

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  3. Edward Turnock

    Interesting, looks more suited to content consumption than creation still, 10 hours a day with you hands in the air, and the keyboard is still going to beat it. I suspect that the real killer app will be dropping physical devices altogether.

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