In the times when we see fusion of different technologies into one instrument, we still have computing and printing done with different machines. How about a laptop which also manages to print a few pages, when there is absolute necessity and you don’t have to run around finding a printer? Hmmm..it may not be the ideal time to advocate a new technology which is likely to make laptops thicker and heavier, when Macbook Air is creating sensations; but the take-home lesson from Macbook Air is, it is possible to make the heart of the laptops extremely thin. Imagine blending with it printing facility, one is likely to have a laptop which is not thicker and heavier than what most of us use anyway. Lemme explain you how..
When one can take fotos and print immediately using Polaroid camera technology, which is around for a long time, why is it not possible to merge printing into laptops? It need not be cumbersome like common printers – 6 to 10 pages of A4 papers are enough to be stored at any time in a laptop, just for some emergency. Without the necessity of any tray, a motion detector will sense a paper being fed and store them inside. Rest is easy. How about it? For starters, it is OK to start with a black-ink printing facility; after further improvement in technology, a full-color printing is possible. If and when such a facility is marketed in the future, remember where you read it first.. :)