Re: smart paper books soon

Brian D Williams (
Thu, 9 Oct 1997 07:19:41 -0700 (PDT)

Damien Broderick <>

>Not quite as dazzlingly futuristic as my prediction of last year,
>but pretty damned nifty. And set to change the entire process of
>traditional bookselling in very much less than 15 years. Yippee
> I think. (Anyone got any more details on this development?)

As a couple of people have pointed out, this was the subject of an
article in WIRED a few months ago.

A smart-paper book was also the key element in Neil Stephansons
wonderfull Nanopunk novel of a couple of years ago "The Diamond
Age" subtitled "Or a young ladies illustrated primer."