To get screens to be as ubiquitous as paper, the price is going to have to drop as low as paper - and than means getting away from clean rooms and expensive glass-handling robots. HP, as a printer company, thinks that printing screens is the way to do it. Here's a look at the flexible display substrate HP's Phil McKinney was showing off at Maker Faire.
McKinney unfolds a long sheet of the base layer of a display, printed onto mylar.
The wear and tear that shows why displays on a flexible substrate will have to be fixed in use - you can't keep a working screen rolled up in your pocket.
A prototype shared tablet from the team at HP that creates mockups to see how people react when they have the object in their hands - which can be very differently from when they just see a picture.