The ink of the future

Prime View's acquisition of E Ink Corporation may help make the Taiwanese company one of the next global tech powerhouses.

On a recent long weekend trip to Bali, like many a parent, I carried my son's Linus-like security blanket on the flight, as well as sweaters for the family in case the air-con was set to frigid, a half-dozen Matchbox-sized cars and Thomas the Tank Engine trains, snacks and juice for the wee one and colouring books and magic markers mostly for me. There wasn't much room for a hard-back novel hastily purchased in the airport lounge as was the norm in the past but there was space for my one-inch wide, notebook-sized Amazon Kindle.

If you've embraced e-books, chances are your carry-on luggage is a kilo or two lighter and the frequency of...

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