Are transparent displays dumb or brilliant?
A see-through iPhone hit the Google+ "What's Hot" list this week. One day later, a transparent-display iPad hit the list as well.
Transparent-display iPhones and clear iPads don't exist, of course. They're "design fiction" -- drawings and videos created with the help of software to create the illusion of reality.
But do transparent displays have a future in real life?
Here's my column about see-through displays, where I say they're terrible for mobile devices, but fantastic for just about every other application. Plus, you can buy one now from Samsung!http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236434/Are_transparent_displays_dumb_or_brilliant_