wrote in to let us know that IBM
has announced succesful research into plastic transistors
. These transistors, if used, will require less power and be less fragile then current ones-but I'm sure they're still years out as the researcher interviewed declined to comment on how soon they will enter the market. In other IBM news, the company announced an initiative to build a talking web browser
for the blind. Projects like that give me some modicum of hope for civilization.