E-newspaper Means Electronic newspaper. It is a self-contained, reusable, and refreshable version of a traditional newspaper that acquires and holds information electronically. The electronic newspaper should not be confused with newspapers that offer an online version at a Web site. The near-future technology – researchers expect to have the product available as soon as 2003 – will use Internet connection.
A number of versions of the future technology are in development, although there are two frontrunners: Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is working on a newspaper that would consist of a single sheet of their e-paper), while Lucent, in partnership with a company called E Ink, is working on a multi-page.
The Gyricon version consists of a single sheet of transparent plastic, containing millions of tiny bichromal (two color) beads in oil-filled pockets. Text and images are displayed through rotation of the beads that occurs in response to electrical impulses: a full rotation displays as black or white, and a partial rotation displays as gray shades.A senior research fellow at PARC, has been working towards a viable electronic newspaper.