I was reading IEEE Spectrum today and there was a fascinating article on the company Zink.  It’s a company that started with a group of people in the research department of Polaroid, but became its own entity with Polaroid’s bankruptcy.  Zink itself stands for zero-ink, something that Polaroid was pretty known for while I was growing up.  They’ve been developing essentially the next-gen Polaroid paper.  Instead of ink cartridges, the paper itself contains ink crystals, which respond to heat.

After I realized my own inkjet printer is choking on its own ink, I’ll be happy to never have to deal with ink in the future.