Invented by Xerox at Xerox PARC, electronic paper (also known as epaper) is made from a display technology called gyricon.
A gyricon sheet is a thin piece of transparent plastic that contains millions of small beads. Each bead–half white half black–is contained in an oil-filled cavity and is free to rotate within its cavity.
Epaper is electrically writable and erasable and can be re-used 1000s of times. When voltage is applied to the surface of the sheet, the beads rotate to display either their black sides or white sides. Images of pictures and text are created when a pattern of voltages are sent to the paper. The image will remain until the voltage pattern changes.
- electronic publishing
Publishing information in an electronic form. This includes publishing CD-ROMs as well as making information available through online services.
- electronic retouching
The term used to describe the process of enhancing or changing a digital image through the use of graphics and other editing software.
- electronic scabbing
Adapted from the slang term scab (a strike-breaker or one who crosses a strike line to work in place of striking employees), electronic scabbing refers to the practice used by managers and other executives when computer networks are used to transfer electronic documents (e.g., accounting, clerical, word processing, databases, records) to a non-striking workforce.
- electronic shopping cart
An electronic commerce tool (software or service) that is the user-interface for the customer to shop at online stores. It allows users to place items in a “shopping basket”, and the cart remembers these items for a predetermined length of time. Extra features such as different color or size options, quantity of order, and matching […]
- elementary stream
Video or audio streams that are not multiplexed together as a single file. The format of the elementary stream depends upon the codec or data carried in the stream.