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January 2010

Ce matin on regardait un match de foot (hé oui) avec Thomas.
Le commentateur TV parle de "l'attaquant Sud-Coréen" Park

Thomas (6 ans et demi) me dit: " Ca je connaissais pas encore comme pays : la Sudcorie".


The Belgian Minister for Simplification, Vincent Van Quickenborne, wants to eliminate the requirements of drugs to pharmacists, the certificates for mutual care and medical certificates to employers.
For 2011, Minister Van Quickenborne (Open VLD) plans to introduce electronic prescriptions and certificates, to avoid paper documents, says he in De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad.
"The electronification comprehensive health care represents a saving of 1, 5 billion," said the minister.

Why not carrying your prescriptions and cerificates with you on a eReader, within a secured your patient file ?


I had to laugh when I saw this picture here : http://lifehacker.com/5458690/the-problem-with-the-apple-ipad

And when I compare it with my Appe "logo" I draw just for the fun...

When you search on ePaper, you will find some really outdated websites. Look for example at http://www.epaper.org.uk/. It seems that some people had than jumped on their board to surf an ePaper wave that lasted too long to arrive.

I'm conscious that this market might take years before really taking off, but I'm confident it will eventually fly.

Yesterday, Apple released the iPad but I'm confident that ePaper will provide solutions with much lower energy consumption which will allow a competitive advantage. ePaper should provide a more stable and cheaper technology for long term consultation of eContent.

But it might take time : I'm ready to spend many years doing this on the side even if I'd prefer to have ePaper as primary activity :
  • Design/Architect innovative content production chains with ePaper as Preferred client
  • Develop the best integration software that couples the strongest platforms
  • Design for the best eReaders
  • Re-sell all or part of total ePaper solution (hardware, software, content and services)

Yesterday, Apple announced the iPad and this morning I had a look at the video on ZDNet.

It is a really cool device ! Let's comment on Steve Jobs's demonstration:
  • Graphics : just like on the iPhone/iPod, the system looks really great
  • Pictures : the iPad will become a great way to share photos
  • Internet : It's surely the best experience for browsing the web in your sofa, nevertheless if you want to write long texts (like blogging), I'm not sure yet.
  • Email : I don't believe in it yet. I'd need to test the virtual keyboard to see if it's convenient to write an email like this
  • Reading eBooks : I'd need to compare reading during 1 hour on ePaper and 1 hour on a iPad.
The iPad will probably deeply hurt ePaper manufacturers. Their only chance of survival is a price war against the iPad. Also they will have to innovate aggressively to come nearby the same user experience. See an example here : http://vimeo.com/8217311. (Thanks to Michel Duperrier for sending me this video).

Read books on your PC or Mac with Blio http://bit.ly/7df4ef (from Twitter)
Jean-David décu après avoir testé un eReader... Mon commentaire : http://bit.ly/5xNhHb (from Twitter)
Yesterday we went to see avatar. I liked it (7/10) but Mireille not so much... (from Twitter)
Last week, I published the links of 3 lists of eReaders. I took the time to aggregate them in an attempt to compile a complete list of eReaders.

There are more than 50 models of "eReaders". In this list there are ePaper eBook readers, LCD readers, prototypes and Rumors (Apple Tablet).

You can find the list here: List of eReaders.

Cliquez sur l'image pour voir toutes les photos de l'entrainement.

From 20100118 Entraînement Foot Thomas

Merci aux entraîneurs d'Archennes.

Today, let's have a look at the largest ePaper reader in the world, according to LG. It's a 19 inch flexible display from LG.

Photo Source : tomorrowsbook.com

  • Name : ? 19 Inch LG Display
  • Manufacturer : LG
  • Size : 19 inch
  • Weight : 13 grams
  • Price : ?
  • Technology : ?
  • Flexible
  • 18 Jan 2010 : LG Display unveils 19-inch-wide epaper
    • From the press release:  "Our development of the world's largest flexible display has opened up a new market in the next-generation display sector of e-paper," said CTO and executive VP of LG Display, In Jae Chung. "As the e-paper market is growing at a rapid pace, LG Display will continue to deliver new value to customers and the market through industry-leading technologies and differentiated products."

You can also find this information on this AppePaper.com Page.

Creation of the ePaper User Group http://bit.ly/5Ariad (from Twitter)
3 lists of ePaper eReaders - http://bit.ly/62uSef (from Twitter)

Last edited on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 10:03:15 am.