Forget quotations, however meaningful. Sometimes a bit of new technology comes along (or a new application of an old one) that sparks a childish joy in me akin to believing in Santa. I don’t care about the HOW it works, I just care that it EXISTS! Today it was this.
Xerox has demonstrated an erasable paper substrate, on which printed images last only for a single day.
The company claimed that the paper, which is being shown in the US this week, can be printed on and, within a 24-hour period, the image on the paper erases itself allowing the page to be used again.
I’m not sure if their claims are accurate, but I want it anyway. Give me the magic paper. Although amongst my capering and drooling I did manage to form the thought “ooh, what does this do for evidence? Will the notion of a ‘hard copy’ as a permanent medium be forever changed?”. However, that thought was immediately replaced with “MAGIC PAPER!”.