I just remembered1 a Cisco employee event my dad took me and my brother to when I was about 8, around 2003.
The CEO, John Chambers2, presented an e-ink reader and said it was the future, one we’d see in 3 years. He was wrong about that, but I didn’t know better back then and that e-ink blew my mind. I remember bugging my dad for one when they came out and him absently nodding, the poor man.
I’m remembering this now because I just ordered a new Kindle. e-ink turned out to be just what Chambers hyped all those years ago.