A range of new blackboards from Panasonic has us wondering just who the target market is, as the devices have a strong emphasis on forcing viewers to either write stuff down on paper (err…) or ask for a password.
If that sounds odd, it’s because it is — like many blackboards, these have their own electronics that can offload the display as computer data. However, the new UB-series models (which start at 182,700 yen) insist that anything dumped overboard is password protected.
In other words, they’re for places where whoever is using such a board can’t be sure who’s actually in the room. So, who has data so sensitive they might need a board like this but can’t be bothered to check who’s in the room? We have no idea either. (J Mark Lytle/Metropolis)© Japan Today