Saturday, 1 September 2018


Via Slashdot, we get to beta-test an interesting prototype created by a group at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario that references the papyrus and parchment scrolls of Antiquity to create a pad-device, hand-held hybrid that can offer a lot of extra screen real estate wound around a cylinder. With rotary wheels on both ends, one can flip through contacts and bookmarks like on a Rolodex and the potential for haptic (gesture-based) interface and commands are pretty immense, as well as the implications for being able to track one’s virtual timeline and history by physically unfurling it or rolling it up to make it more portable.