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Hey Buzz Crew,
Just listened to episode 1511 where Miles from Texas describes the Pixel Qi (pronounced “chee”) display.
Many people don’t realize that Pixel Qi’s technology is already used in over a million devices: the XO Laptop from Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop per Child. I got an XO in 2007 from the first Give 1 Get 1 program, and while the display isn’t perfect — the colors aren’t as rich as an LCD, and the black-and-white mode isn’t as reflective as e-ink — it’s certainly impressive. I’m sure this proven technology has advanced quite a bit over the years, and am excited to see commercial success branching from the innovative OLPC project.
Love the show!
Adam from Chicago
PS: the XO is also widely regarded as spurring the netbook trend in low-cost, internet-connected laptops.