Japan gets steam powered e-ink newspaper


There was a time when the power of steam was used to drive mighty locomotives up mountains, to plunge mine shafts deep into the chthonic bowels of the earth, to cross the oceans and tame the dark, wild heart of the West. Now? Our bodies pasty and atrophied, we use steam power as a novel and less efficient way to do thinks we're too lazy to do ourselves.

Bridgestone's steam powered electronic newspaper shows just how low steam power has sunk. Using the mighty power of the elements, this electronic newspaper display can turn pages at an astonishing one page every fifteen seconds. You'd have a better page rate pressing your fingers against your temples, holding your breath and concentrating really hard until your eyeballs popped.

Video: World’s first full-size e-paper newspaper [Digital World Tokyo]

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