This isn't the same technology as electronic ink - the images will have full motion, color and sound.
According to a leading expert on electronic ink, the truth could be more complicated.
The key is electronic ink - which Jacobson has already invented.
Scientists are now close to developing a revolutionary technology that could replace paper, called electronic ink!
This was the first recorded application of electronic ink to newspaper publishing.
Realistically, a digital book printed with electronic ink is years, if not decades, away.
In the long run, electronic ink may have a multibillion dollar impact on the publishing industry.
So when the lab's sponsors ask to use electronic ink, they often find that it is not exactly free for them to use at will.
Instead, electronic ink will initially co-exist with traditional paper and other display technologies.
"In that sense," he said, "plastic circuits and electronic ink are a perfect match."