Liveblog: Vellum introduction event
7:37 AM: This is Giovanni Techini liveblogging the introduction of Parchment 2, which Digiscribe says will be called “Vellum”.
8:45 AM: We are now taking our seats on the benches.
8:57 AM: The sun has broken through the clouds. Good sign?
9:00 AM: We are supposed to start, but the jugglers are still performing.
9:10 AM: Late as usual. Some day, people won’t have to put up with that.
9:16 AM: The jugglers have left the stage. A crier is announcing that something new is about to “unfold”. Folding is how Parchment (I guess we call it “Parchment 1″ now) took market share from Papyrus in the first place
9:18 AM: Stefano takes the stage. He looks good.
9:25 AM: He’s holding up a codex, showing the pages. “Parchment changed the world” yada yada.
9:26 AM: Looks like the same process was used with scudding and a hemispherical knife. We’re looking for more than that.
9:30 AM: Okay, here’s something new: pumice! That should make it smoother…easier for illuminations.
9:35 AM: Huh. They are using uterine materials? That’s going to make it expensive…no price given though.
9:43: Stefano has left and I am waiting my turn to feel the piece of “Vellum” they brought for reporters. My thoughts? Smoother and more expensive is going to make this a niche product. If they aren’t careful, people will go back to writing on stuff made from plants…
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.