Nice, but is it vaporware?
The OLPC(one laptop per child) people have been touting their next device which, with its two touch screens, looks just like a twenty-first century book. From the press release:
Enhanced Book Experience – Dual-touch sensitive displays will be used to enhance the e-book experience, with a dual-mode display similar to the current XO laptop. The design provides a right and left page in vertical format, a hinged laptop in horizontal format, and a flat two-screen wide continuous surface that can be used in tablet mode.
Of course, some have already suggested that the OLPC project makes an ideal ebook reading device. But these preliminary ideas for OLPC2 suggest that its next incarnation might fit that ideal even better. of course, it’s easy to render up a couple of fancy images and tell us it’s coming soon. I’ll believe this one when I see it.