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iCandy: March 2010

IEEE Spectrum's monthly slideshow proves that a picture is worth a thousand bytes

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What do you get when you cross a desktop computer and an abacus? Jiangxi Bamboo Technology Development Co.’s bamboo keyboard, mouse, and monitor. These peripherals are hugely popular in China and are gaining market share in the United States and Europe because bamboo is an environmentally friendly alternative to the plastic from which these devices are usually made.
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