Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Printable whiteboard

We have whiteboards at work that can print their contents directly, which can be handy. It got me thinking, however, about whether you could go the other way and have an image print onto a whiteboard with dry-erase ink. If you can scan the images to a digital file, then the two put together make a whiteboard with a memory that can be recalled at any later date. You could keep one diagram on the board for weekly meetings and still allow the board to be used for the rest of the week.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - It's not that big a leap of tech logic.
PPS - I've just never seen a whiteboard you can print to.


Pstonie said...

Not much of a market for it with digital projectors, I recon.

John said...

True enough, but the big difference with a printable whiteboard is for everyone to pick up a pen and work on it simultaneously and in the same space. For a digital projector, you need some other equipment to let everyone do that.

littlemissrandom said...


Again with the head exploding.

John said...

Exploding heads: the unintended side effect of new technology.