This New product gathers customized Web content onto a receipt-sized slip of paper. It is developed by the London-based design studio Berg, Little Printer connects to the Internet via the “Berg Cloud” (Berg’s network for controlling the “smart” inanimate objects of our future). It is controlled entirely using a smartphone app.
Berg’s announcement says, Little Printer “lives in your front room and scours the Web on your behalf, assembling the content you care about into designed deliveries a couple of times a day.”
Berg also said, analog is sometimes just better than digital:
We love physical stuff. Connecting products to the Web lets them become smarter and friendlier – they can sit on a shelf and do a job well, for the whole family or office – without all the attendant complexities of computers, like updates or having to tell them what to do. Little Printer is more like a family member or a colleague than a tool.
Plus paper is like a screen that never turns off. You can stick to the fridge or tuck it in your wallet. You can scribble on it or tear it and give it to a friend.