From Mainframe To Desktop to Laptop to iPad to Rolltop
March 25, 2010 9 Comments
by Elias Shams
You better start practicing how to walk like a woman with a purse around DC or where ever you live and work. Ever since, I saw the video below, I’ve started practicing it myself with my girlfriend’s purse when she leaves home for work. It was kind of hard in the beginning to walk like her, but if you jack up the heels, you can handle it. It worked fine for me. Not to mention the gay marriage bill that was also passed for Washington DC recently
First we had the computer on TOP of a DESK. It was called a DESKTOP. Then we had a computer to place on top of your lap which was then logically called a laptop. It’s bad enough already that ‘iPhone’ replaced ‘palmtop’, but this is just a laptop with a rollable screen.
Orkin Design has unveiled this cool new concept with a flexible OLED-Display technology and a multi touch screen which can be rolled and carried wherever you want. This goes beyond the traditional book like laptops which are cumbersome to say the least.
From this video, it looks like we should all be able to roll our laptop up just like our yoga mat?! The design is freaking awesome.
The technology behind this has already been out there past five years or so, but in Department of Defense world not in the civilian world. Something like this will eventually get released from DoD to the public once they have a newer, advanced one. The product was field tested in Iraq five years ago. It didn’t do much. They just wanted to know if they could break it. So, it’s been around a good while.