Years ago, I blogged some notes by Matt Webb & Jack Schulze, back when they were Schulze & Webb, on the notion of a “social letterbox.” Later, Schulze & Webb and Matt Jones fused into the creature known as BERG, and became a company that did all kinds of interesting stuff, including publishing SVK.
And in 2012 it’ll be a thing you can have in your house. It comes with a cloud-based control system to allow you to precisely control what’s printed – therefore, what enters your home or office – and when.
Little Printer, a thing that makes the vague and numinous ideas of the papernet concrete, would appear to be just the start. BERG Cloud, the thing that makes it go, is scaleable and adaptable:
Our technology means we can focus on great design for connected products, rather than programming chips to make them work. We have a list of products we’ll be making next, but if you have a need for anything from prototype Web-enabled clocks to smart infrastructure for a new city block, we’d love to hear from you.
And that is all kinds of interesting to me.
My friends amaze me.