Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


An Exploration in Online Storage on Paper


Berend Nordeman




As the Internet is becoming of increasing importance in our daily lives, the amount of personal data stored online also increases. The way data is stored is in stark contrast with having information on paper. This research explores the combination of online storage with physical paper. Previous research on the combination of paper with computers mainly focused on data entry and human-computer interaction. In this research a webserver using a paper file system is described and an implementation of that system is made. After building and using the system we conclude that a paper server is not of any daily practical use but does result in new insights.

Full Reference

Berend Nordeman, "An Exploration in Online Storage on Paper", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2012