Press Clippings: Miscellanea- Stories, Examples, Food for Thought

The initial listing of examples, ideas, and miscellaneous technology or museum news was culled from a variety of sources, including the New York Times, PC World, Technology Review, InfoWorld, Wired, etc.

We'd love to see your clippings here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add more, or add comments on how or why you think they may or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon Project Wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- - alan alan Jul 1, 2009 as a means of helping start the sifting process.

Recommended Reading

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  • Sony Shows Off Paper-Thin, Bendable Video Display,2933,275514,00.html
    In the race for ever-thinner displays for TVs, cell phones and other gadgets, Sony may have developed one to beat them all — a razor-thin display that bends like paper while showing full-color video.
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  • Understanding the New Web Era: Web 3.0, Linked Data, Semantic Web
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    This wiki page has been edited 6 times. The last modification was made by - alan alan on Aug 7, 2009 3:59 pm