Delivered, sure, but _read_? Efficiently?
Remaining problem: overall, screens still suck. One can speed read _clean_ paper
(not talking about low res faxes here) considerably faster than one can speed read a screen.
This is well substantiated by research done at Xerox PARC, MIT Media Lab and elsewhere.
If one is in the business of dealing with lots of mail, there will be a huge productivity
hit if one is limited to 72-100 dpi screens for reading.
Get me one of those new copper-matrix IBM flat-panels, and I might be able to tolerate
reading paper mail that's been scanned. AFAIK, they're not in mass production yet.
Dan Clemmensen wrote:
> I would estimate that at
> least 90 percent of sealed mail could be delivered by image
> (If you've ever worked in the mailroom, please comment on this.)
> If you are a venture capitalist, please fund this development :-)
-- My moronic mnemonic for smart behavior: "DICKS" == diplomacy, integrity, courage, kindness, skepticism.
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