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January 2010

Ce matin on regardait un match de foot (hé oui) avec Thomas.
Le commentateur TV parle de "l'attaquant Sud-Coréen" Park

Thomas (6 ans et demi) me dit: " Ca je connaissais pas encore comme pays : la Sudcorie".

Thomas me fait rire avec la "Sudcorie", le pays du foot levant http://bit.ly/bWPrU2
7 people queuing before me at the frietkot. Long live mobile internet.
Electronic prescriptions and certificates on ePaper in 2011 in Belgium ? http://bit.ly/cFwNon
The Belgian Minister for Simplification, Vincent Van Quickenborne, wants to eliminate the requirements of drugs to pharmacists, the certificates for mutual care and medical certificates to employers.
For 2011, Minister Van Quickenborne (Open VLD) plans to introduce electronic prescriptions and certificates, to avoid paper documents, says he in De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad.
"The electronification comprehensive health care represents a saving of 1, 5 billion," said the minister.

Why not carrying your prescriptions and cerificates with you on a eReader, within a secured your patient file ?

I had to laugh when I saw this picture here : http://lifehacker.com/5458690/the-problem-with-the-apple-ipad

And when I compare it with my Appe "logo" I draw just for the fun...

Today, I would like to point you to a real ePaper application : the eFlyBook.

"eFlyBook is a portable electronic device that contains all of the U.S. digitized terminal procedures, IFR high and low altitude enroute charts, U.S. airport facility directory, the FAR/AIM, and can accommodate other user installed eDocs such as books, newspapers, magazines, pictures, and many others.
eFlyBook brings revolutionary technology right to your fingertips with impressive features such as an ample 8.1 inch display in a 1/2 inch thick, 13.7 oz device, with very low power consumption providing days of interaction, incredible document viewing capability, and so much more."

It uses the iRex technology (I think the illiad).

When you search on ePaper, you will find some really outdated websites. Look for example at http://www.epaper.org.uk/. It seems that some people had than jumped on their board to surf an ePaper wave that lasted too long to arrive.

I'm conscious that this market might take years before really taking off, but I'm confident it will eventually fly.

Yesterday, Apple released the iPad but I'm confident that ePaper will provide solutions with much lower energy consumption which will allow a competitive advantage. ePaper should provide a more stable and cheaper technology for long term consultation of eContent.

But it might take time : I'm ready to spend many years doing this on the side even if I'd prefer to have ePaper as primary activity :
  • Design/Architect innovative content production chains with ePaper as Preferred client
  • Develop the best integration software that couples the strongest platforms
  • Design for the best eReaders
  • Re-sell all or part of total ePaper solution (hardware, software, content and services)

First feelings on Apple's iPad : http://bit.ly/cu5sWD
Yesterday, Apple announced the iPad and this morning I had a look at the video on ZDNet.

It is a really cool device ! Let's comment on Steve Jobs's demonstration:
  • Graphics : just like on the iPhone/iPod, the system looks really great
  • Pictures : the iPad will become a great way to share photos
  • Internet : It's surely the best experience for browsing the web in your sofa, nevertheless if you want to write long texts (like blogging), I'm not sure yet.
  • Email : I don't believe in it yet. I'd need to test the virtual keyboard to see if it's convenient to write an email like this
  • Reading eBooks : I'd need to compare reading during 1 hour on ePaper and 1 hour on a iPad.
The iPad will probably deeply hurt ePaper manufacturers. Their only chance of survival is a price war against the iPad. Also they will have to innovate aggressively to come nearby the same user experience. See an example here : http://vimeo.com/8217311. (Thanks to Michel Duperrier for sending me this video).

Read books on your PC or Mac with Blio http://bit.ly/7df4ef
Oops, I forgot the lasagne in the oven. Hopefully it was not too late...
Jean-David décu après avoir testé un eReader... Mon commentaire : http://bit.ly/5xNhHb
Yesterday we went to see avatar. I liked it (7/10) but Mireille not so much...
Make an eBook with your Twitts with Tweetbook (generates a PDF) http://bit.ly/4N8iqq
RT @actudesebooks: Le Kindle accueille son premier manga : http://ow.ly/104ZE
ePaper Formats war forces iRex to choose between Mobipocket and ePub for their eReaders : http://bit.ly/6NJlKw
With Blio you don't need a special hardware device like an ePaper based reader to read eBooks, you just use your PC...

Engadget.com :

"...knfb's Blio [comes] with Mac and PC compatible software saying you don't need
new fancy hardware to read the the printed page on a screen....or may
be you do. Regardless, of where the Blio software ends up we really dig
it and it approaches digital reading in a whole new way. In case you
didn't know the Blio software aims
to preserve the traditional book or magazine format by keeping its
layout, fonts, images, but also to meld it with digital interactivity..."

Sources :


Find this article on AppePaper.com : http://www.appepaper.com/ereaders/other-readers/blio-ereader
RT @joonaslehtinen Larry Ellison unveils Oracle+Sun Strategy on Jan 27th http://bit.ly/8ApUB5Steve Jobs unveils Apple tablet at the same da
@vbsteven bug was windows list applet of at least 30 pixels placed right of the screen + 7 windows opened => freezing completely Gnome-panel
A tentative to list eBook Readers - more than 50 models including ePaper, LCD, Prototypes and Rumors - http://bit.ly/5ADmVs
On January 20th 2010, Amazon announced its new deal proposal: If you format your eBook for the Amazon Digital Text Platform -  so people can read it on their Kindle - Amazon will give you upto 70% of the sale if you satisfy some conditions.  You can read about those conditions in the press release.  Any (United States) citizen can sign up for an account, upload and sell eBooks through Amazon.

Last week, I published the links of 3 lists of eReaders. I took the time to aggregate them in an attempt to compile a complete list of eReaders.

There are more than 50 models of "eReaders". In this list there are ePaper eBook readers, LCD readers, prototypes and Rumors (Apple Tablet).

You can find the list here: List of eReaders.
@vbsteven See the top of my facebook page. When I click on Inbox to see the new message, all are read http://tweetphoto.com/9133614
@netlash Geniet ervan !
Bug in facebook: It says I have 1 new message in the top bar while all are read.
Would the rumored Apple Tablet use ePaper ? http://bit.ly/7TRaSO. Probably not.
Will Apple reveal its tablet next week ? http://bit.ly/87sDCq
Since I found out the bug that was annoying me, my Ubuntu is really very stable and fast now. Works like a charm.
Java FX or Adobe AIR ? http://bit.ly/4DxFBf
Today, I'm looking at a technology for implementing some demos with the new eReader I have received yesterday. My objective is to demonstrate some showcases of a an ePaper Reference Architecture, therefore I want to develop/assemble a Desktop application, a kind of iTunes for eReader.

I currently face a dilemna: which technology to choose Java or Adobe (AIR) ? Both are portable.Both offer document workflow solutions, which I believe are very important elements.

Advantages of Java
  • Java is more open towards other Entreprise platforms like Alfresco or jBoss.
  • The Kindle is based on a Java Platform (see here
  • Other commercial document solutions like IBM FileNet are based on FileNet
Advantages of Adobe
  • Adobe clearly has an advantage when talking about generating PDF documents
  • Adobe AIR is flashy
  • Adobe also has solutions for Document Workflow
To be continued...
@roulive Ca tu le verra au salon du vélo....
Cliquez sur l'image pour voir toutes les photos de l'entrainement.

From 20100118 Entraînement Foot Thomas

Merci aux entraîneurs d'Archennes.
Photos Entraînement de Foot de Thomas au Hall Omni-Sports de Grez ce 17 janvier (avec le lien...) http://bit.ly/8bttdU
Photos de l'entraînement de foot de Tom, hier dimanche 17 janvier

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@roulive Bonne idée ca. J'allume la télé.
The world's largest ePaper Display : http://bit.ly/8gIyRS
Today, let's have a look at the largest ePaper reader in the world, according to LG. It's a 19 inch flexible display from LG.

Photo Source : tomorrowsbook.com

  • Name : ? 19 Inch LG Display
  • Manufacturer : LG
  • Size : 19 inch
  • Weight : 13 grams
  • Price : ?
  • Technology : ?
  • Flexible
  • 18 Jan 2010 : LG Display unveils 19-inch-wide epaper
    • From the press release:  "Our development of the world's largest flexible display has opened up a new market in the next-generation display sector of e-paper," said CTO and executive VP of LG Display, In Jae Chung. "As the e-paper market is growing at a rapid pace, LG Display will continue to deliver new value to customers and the market through industry-leading technologies and differentiated products."

You can also find this information on this AppePaper.com Page.
@JeroenSpierings I have read about some in the past. When I blog about it I let you know.
Creation of the ePaper User Group http://bit.ly/5Ariad
3 lists of ePaper eReaders - http://bit.ly/62uSef
ePaper Users, Unite !

I would like to share my ePaper experiences with peers. Therefore I would like to start an ePaper User Group where people could discuss and exchange their ideas or thoughts.

The group is located on Facebook and on Linked In:
The goal would be to organize a reunion in June with the most active members.
Today, I publish on appepaper.com 3 lists of eReaders.

This last month, a lot of eReaders have appeared. eReaders have been the stars of the CES in Las Vegas.

In order to help potential ePaper users, the appepaper website will try to list them and provide links to the best reviews.
When you know you will eventually buy something, buy it immediately.
2010 Planning is nearly finished. Probably it won't happen like this but at least there is a plan.
I have finalized a business goal tree for 2010. AppePaper Business goals are architectured according to a LVPN principle:
  • L = Leadership. Show leadership in designing and delivering epaper Applications
  • V = Visibility. Create visibility on ePaper knowledge.
  • P = Profit. Transform ePaper leadership in Profit via consulting and projects.
  • N = Non-Profit. Use some time to participate in non-profit ePaper projects (for instanve: give eReaders to schools)
2010 AppePaper Business Goals : LVPN http://bit.ly/4T6FNX
I have a new disney pixar cars McQueen Keyboard. It was 50% off at Delhaize... http://bit.ly/6tDIdz
This weekend I wanted to go to Antwerp to buy a IREX Digital Reader 1000S but probably I'm not going to do it.

I have seen there were many announcements at CES (Ex : CES 2010 in teken van digitaal lezen ), maybe I should wait to buy some more recent technology. The DRS1000S has been there for more than a year now. On the others side, the reader is very cool. I especially like the fact that you can write and draw on it.

(Image Source : eBouqin.fr)

Furthermore, the weather conditions will be very difficult this weekend (snow !). Is it a sign that I should wait a bit more ? Maybe yes, maybe no, we will think about it...

Back from 1H Mountain Bike in cold wind and snow...
Lucky guy ! RT @plosson: Heading to #ces
Picture : Mountain Bike in the snow this afternoon (Jan 07, 2010) http://bit.ly/54BjFJ
Happy 2010 using MailChimp - http://eepurl.com/gtFC
In 2010, I intend to blog a lot around ePaper in order to create some visibility about my new skills.

Therefore I created a new blog : http://appepaper.blogspot.com

and a new Twitter account : http://twitter.com/appepaper
First Appe Drawings http://bit.ly/7wixwL
This morning : Goal trees
I accidentally deleted all my yahoo email. About to test the Yahoo recovery services...
Bug found: windows list applet of at least 30 pixels placed right of the screen + 7 windows openened => freezing completely Gnome-panel
Today is the first monday of my sabbatical.

There are so many things I want to achieve this year from a professional but also from a personal perspective that I absolutely need to structure and plan them adequately.

To do so I will use the following software (Linux/Ubuntu):
A lot of planning today, trying to structure all my ideas... When writing dates, I'm still writing 2009 instead of 2010...

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