One technology being marketed now stores digital information on paper.
Developed by Massachusetts company, Cobblestone Software, this product,
PaperDisk, will process any type of computer file -- text,
spreadsheets, graphics, even audio and video, -- and print it out in the form
of bar codes. These bar codes can then be scanned through a common image
scanner and translated back into a digital file. I demo-ed this software at
home with my $150 inkjet printer and $100 scanner, and it worked wonderfully
well for simple text files. Understand, this is a brand new product, guaranteed
to improve with age.