Communication tools are growing rapidly that you won’t find any trouble to contact all of your friends/families/relatives all over the world. Based on that idea, Papyrus is born, an electronic reader which allow you tag your content and share it with others. Papyrus also helps students to actually speak out about what they want to say without drawing too much attention to them-self, how? Just by sharing what they think through Papyrus. Papyrus also helps reducing textbooks, eliminating manufacturing and shipping costs, which mean passing the savings on the students.
From the website :
“One of the most important details about Papyrus is how it is so different from a traditional style tablet PC or PDA. First, the unit is far less expensive at around $100. With a combination of a removal of audio, high-end graphics card, Ethernet port, and a textbook publisher/manufacturer subsidy (due to the subscription based service now that they have no overhead costs of shipping/storage/most manufacturing costs since their books are now digital) the cost is quite reasonable. Second, the device has a much longer battery life (around 30 hours) from using an E-Ink screen. Third, Papyrus’ stripped-down, specialized interface makes it accessible to a broad range of users. It’s simple enough that faculty and other adults won’t be intimidated or annoyed, yet functional enough that students will feel like they’re using something current.”
Source : GreenerGrass