There’s something about this real world electronic Post-It note concept that points to a future of intelligent paper, but somewhere the makers seem to have got lost in the details. The Quickies are stickies that can be written on with a special marker. The marker recognizes what you’re writing and passes it to your computer so you can look up your sticky notes without actually looking at your sticky notes. The notes also have RFID so that you can locate your notes.
This is where the system falls short: the makers see Quickies as a solo activity and not for sharing. Surely there are a lot of Post-Its written as memos for other people? What would have made this a great little app, rather than blogosphere novelty would have been if the RFID chip contained your message (and other files?). Then it would be useful.