The Dream Lives On: Plastic Logic’s E-Newspaper Reader; Esquire’s E-Ink Cover

One of the biggest areas of research in the newspaper industry (besides of course the new business models) is the development of an electronic paper, or digital delivery to a digital device. Among them, UK electronic paper display technology company Plastic Logic, which last year received a big $100 million in venture funding, is publicly showing off its version of an electronic newspaper reader: a lightweight plastic screen more than twice the size of an Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Kindle or Sony (NYSE: SNE) Reader.

It will be introduced at the Demo conference tomorrow, reports NYT. The size of a piece of copier paper, it can be continually updated via a wireless link, and can store and display hundreds of pages of newspapers, books and documents. Like Kindle and Sony Reader, it uses a highly legible black-and-white display developed by the E-Ink. This first display weighs just two ounces more than Kindle, and is about one-third the Kindle