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Bluebook adds tangible computing to traditional paper books



“Bluebook” attempts to merge the physical and digital divide through touch sensitive pages. Covered in conductive ink, when certain phrases are pressed on the book’s pages, the resulting input communicates over Bluetooth with a nearby PC, triggering different actions. Although most of this can be done with “e-books” using touchscreens, the “BlueBook” attempts to bridge the gap between those familiar with new technology and others stuck in the stone ages of paper and print.

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2 thoughts on “Bluebook adds tangible computing to traditional paper books

  1. This really isn’t all that different from what Leapfrog has been doing for years with their LeapPad books. True, it isn’t touch sensitive ink (they go with the attached stylus to point where you want instead), but the basic idea is precisely the same. And that’s not all that different from what Sega did with the Pico system back in the early 90’s.

    Why has it taken so long for folks to start running with these ideas? Do they get ignored for so long because they are initially aimed at kids?

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