The other day an interesting email popped up from the people at a place called Papershow. As you'll know if you have a blog, you get a lot of bad spam and press releases that aren't appropriate, and only about one in a hundred emails sent to me is like this one I got from Papershow - well-targeted and interesting. Targeting a PR person with PR is risky, so I appreciate when it's done relatively well.
Papershow got in touch with me to ask me if I would like to try out a nifty piece of kit. I really like it, so I'm going to blog about my thoughts on it. I don't feel I have to... but I've already told most people around me at work how much I like this product that I'm testing on loan, so they've got some good word of mouth already :-).
So here's what Papershow is. It's a bluetooth pen (a proper pen with ink - not some kind of digital whiteboard thing) that transfers what you write or draw on to your computer. It's matt black, and actually looks very nice. It's meant to be for making presentations better - hence why we PR people would like it. It would be great for illustrating presentations or blogs without having to use scanners. It's much less fiddly.
People who see it love it. It's one of those gadgets that people like to play with. One colleague actually said they'd consider personally investing in buying one when this comes out.
So here's my first masterpiece - it's an ode to Hugh Macleod the cartooning blogger:
Thanks Papershow for the loan.