Monday, May 4, 2009 4:52:08 PM
Meh. Tis merely the future. Digital ink is within a few years of being able to play video and is between five and fifteen years from being printable on a piece of silicone paper roughly the thickness of 20# card-stock. They can already embed circuits and heating elements into something thinner than that. Throw in touch sensitivity currently available, and presto! you can write and draw on a sheet of "paper" like normal.
I've seen the prototypes. You could have a genuine sketchbook, with each sheet a different drawing or note, digital ink can be non-volatile and fades less than pencil.
Still, even the engineers involved say there`s no substitute for good old bio-fiber paper and graphite.