Re: "Printing" a $15 Computer

From: Randy Smith (
Date: Fri Jan 19 2001 - 20:45:27 MST

>From: Michael Lowry <>
>Subject: Re: "Printing" a $15 Computer
>Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 22:15:46 -0500
>Randy Smith wrote:
> >
> > >From: "John Marlow" <>
> > >Reply-To:
> > >To:
> > >Subject: "Printing" a $15 Computer
> > >Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:04:07 -0800
> > >
> > >Interesting "speculation(?)"
> >
> > Here's a speculation for you: How much will the stock for this company
> > up? I knwo a quick way to get rich: form a fake company and buy a
> > journailist to writeup your bogus amazing discovery. Or you could just
> > the journalist a post-writeup cut of the stock gains.
> > Of course, I am not saying this is the case here--I know ***nothing***
> > this particular case. Just speculation.
>Technically this is not impossible. Given a 1200 dpi printer resolution,
>and a paper embedded with semiconductor compounds, and 'color' inks with
>different dopants and conductors, a four color printer could easily
>print the eqivalent of an 8086 chip on an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper.
>Maybe even a 286 chip. High resolution flatscreen displays are already
>produced by printing methods (they are an offshoot of electroluminescent
>lighting technology which is printed with silkscreening.)
>you'd have black as a silver or indium oxide conductor, red is an
>insulator/dielectric, and yellow and blue would be positive and negative
>dopants. Sell these ink cartridges at Staples, and every home office
>immediately becomes a potential circuit prototyping facility. Then you'd
>have a very high market pressure for higher and higher printer
>resolution. How high a resolution can you buy for under $200? At 10,000
>dpi you are reaching the point of pentium chips on a postcard.

Actually, I didn't mean a real fake company, just basically that the
invention being revealed to the public is vaporware, an the hype is just
meant to raise the stock price of the company. The stockholders get rich,
and the writer of the article gets rich. Sure it's illegal...or is it? Even
if it is, you have to have evidence in order to indict. The payoff is worth
it for everyone involved--millions in stock gains.

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