As if the U.S. Postal Service's rate hikes weren't bad enough. Now traditional delivery is getting in the way of technological innovation meant to bring print into the 24th (and a half) century.
But it's OK. The labels peel right off. And the symbol appears again inside if your label is particularly stubborn. The five minutes it takes to download the A/R software and the traumatic memories of CueCat, on the other hand .. .
But it reminds you how complicated innovation can be. When Esquire published magazines' first cover with electronic ink on its October 2008 issue, it took 16 months of work and refrigerated trucks to protect the batteries from any extreme heat.
Compared to all that, actually, peeling a label doesn't sound so bad. Now we just have to buy a webcam.