March 9, 2001

New origami trick: Turn paper into functional phone

Author: JT Smith

From the Los Angeles Times: "Imagine a cheap, light computer made largely of paper. Imagine complicated electronic circuits woven into fabric that could easily monitor a hospital patient's condition. Imagine a profound change in the design of electronic gizmos, which might soon be freed from the tyranny of the circuit board and the silicon chip. That's a lot to ask from one little invention. But a new cellular phone, which could be available to consumers before the end of the year, holds such promise."
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