The rollout later this year in Europe of the Readius is reported in today's New York Times. An attribute of that device is its pliability and portability. It's able to browse e-mail. It can be rolled up into a lapel pocket, unlike some of the tablets. While it's still generating in shades of grey and on a five-inch-diagonal screen, it's not going to be long before there are colours and greater-sized displays. For the newspaper and magazine business, these are significant technologies. Might they (in an advanced form, presumably) one day supplant the printing plant and all of the associated transportation and distribution costs?