This is a technology that many different companies have been working on for quite some time now. And now, according to some press photos and a VERY brief “press release” on Siemens AG’s web site, it seems like it might be just around the corner:
One application of the “paperlike display” seems to have be given the name epyrus, but it is quite impossible to find any more information anywhere about the unit. It seems to be a PDA type device (see picture).
Wired wrote an article about such displays and their possible uses in their 2000 August edition, titled “News flash“. Interesting article, both about intended use and technology.
[Via JD on MX]