Hmm, Double Negative? And Some Thoughts on Color ePapers

I have an Android device, and its current use is for reading American comics.

I noticed some American comics are using double negative, and it seemed most of their uses of double negative doesn't cancel negation. Maybe I read them wrong, but I remember some conversation exchanges about double negative in a TV drama, I believe it's Bones. According to English grammar, double negative cancels negation, and it's the same in Japanese. Perhaps even English writers use multiple negation in a wrong way (or they intended this for some colloquial taste in dialogue balloons, not strictly concerning grammar?). But who knows? Practice overrides theory, it's can be decided by majority; in the future, America may officially create a new grammar branch for double negative not canceling negation but emphasizing negation.

Speaking of reading, when am I able to purchase a color electronic paper device with a reasonable price, something like Amazon's Kindle? If you don't know ePaper, it's something energy efficient and 'easy-to-see'. With 'easy-to-see', I mean you can see a display VERY clearly even under a harsh sunlight. If you have any experience taking out your mobile phone or laptop with LCD outdoor in daytime, you know how it's hard to figure out things on display.

Molecular engineering or molecular modelling in these days must be at an awesome level; color ePapers were already developed in various ways, and I think one of them are already being used in public in Japan (like ad posters in big city's train stations). Philips, Bridgestone, Sony, Fujitsu, E Ink, Ricoh, Amazon … I can come up with these companies for this next-gen display market race. But, we'll see some movement in the next several years, it's due time.

These are news articles about each companies's effort for ePaper


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