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"I kind of take it for granted that our great-grandchildren will regard us as a sort of precursor species. That they won't think of us as human and if we could see them, we probably wouldn't think of them as human either."
- William Gibson

Digital Paper Pad  
  Just one molecule thick, it flips bits by flipping molecules.  

Maggie entered it all into her digital paper pad, one of her rich-girl toys. The molecule-thick paper was seriously expensive. They only made it offworld. Somebody had explained it to me once. The molecules were white on one side and black on the other. When you talked to it, the molecules would flip from white to black, forming words on the page. The thing could hold an unlimited amount of information. It'd just keep flipping molecules and changing the display.
From KOP, by Warren Hammond.
Published by Tor in 2007
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See also the entries for e-paper from Greg Bear's 2003 novel Darwin's Children. The description reminded me of the real-life electronic palimpsest created by Xerox:


(Gyricon bichromal beads from
Electronic Erasable Paper - Xerox Seeks E-Palimpsest
)

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