No, honest, that’s not a linkbait title. Or, well … not too much of one. My husband found this absolutely awesome infographic on Livescience.

Source: LiveScience

Check out the image of the cephalopod skin vs. an e-reader display. Kind of creepy how close they are? (And why doesn’t WordPress’ spell-check recognize cephalopod as a valid word? That’s discrimination against lack of a backbone, I’d say!)

Wouldn’t it be cool if our e-readers could crinkle their displays? Or manufacture their own power? Talk about awesome battery life.

Anyway, just enjoy. The infographic kind of says it all.


  1. The day some smart biotechie gets around to cloning octopus hide for flatscreen displays will be a big red letter one for us all. Until those smart squid decide that humans are just too colorless and take over …

  2. @Paul. Gee, thanks. Now you’ve given me a plot bunny for a Cthulhu fic. Like I needed another fanfic idea. 😉 (Still getting my head around my husband’s challenge to me to write the Supernatural characters as Watership Down rabbits.)

The TeleRead community values your civil and thoughtful comments. We use a cache, so expect a delay. Problems? E-mail