Monday, April 14, 2008

I apologize, this may be more than you need to know ...


How badly do we want a digital, battery operated emergency television? Look: Here

Additionally, in his column at sunherald.com, David Morris writes: "... While RadioShack currently has a 7-inch Accurian handheld portable battery-operated digital set for around $200, there's a good chance as we approach "D-Day 2009" other manufacturers will enter the arena, offering more choices and lower prices ..."

We have 2008 to use our emergency battery operated TV. Let us hope we don't need it and that the new digital batt/opp TVs will become as inexpensive as calculators.

The future is evidently this one from Sony. In covering the "International Consumer Electronics Show," CNN wrote:

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The ultimate in thinness is achievable with a completely different screen technology: organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs. Sony Corp. announced it will soon start selling the first OLED screen in the U.S. It's just 3 millimeters, or one-eighth of an inch thick ...

They're organic. Will we have to feed them ... can you possibly drop by while we're away to feed the cat and change the sandbox under the TV? Of course it is more than a couple of thousand $$$, right now, for an 11 inch screen. It is also completely viewable from a side angle.

I want one, oh, about 52 inches, to hang on the wall where J's present monster takes up the corner of the living room. I hope I live long enough to see them like solar calculators, portable and accessible to everyone.

I think I'll go read something as an antidote to all this tech/talk ...

2 comments:

ol Doc said...

There is a computer screen flexible enough to roll and still read text - paper thin, nearly. Maybe some day televisions will be thin enough to put in a pocket and unfold when we want to catch the news or our game shows. Then, there's the price of the things....

RANGER said...

Wouldn't it be something to read a Harry Potter style newspaper? Or watch the news on a 5" x 7" card that you could fold and put away for later? I presume folding it would be like turning it off or putting it on pause. Better yet, a book that is the size of a page, now, but thin as one sheet of paper. Can you imagine: "Mom, where is my math book? It's not in my shirt pocket. Did you wash it, again?"