Little Printer is one of those most products your most design-obsessed friends own: launched in 2012, it sits on their desks spitting out a miniature daily "newspaper" of tweets, headlines, puzzles, analytics - and whatever else they want it to. A bit like those old stock tickers, but with a cute face.
At £150, though, its price was steep for what was tantamount to a physical version of Twitter. Too steep, it seems. This morning Berg, Little Printer's maker, announced plans to close.
In a (rhyming) statement on Berg's blog, Matt Webb, its chief executive, said the studio was "wrapping up... for this incarnation. Our partnership and our services, they're done".
Little Printer we’ll run till March next year.A skeleton crew will keep it alive.We’ll sell it. Or open the code. See herefor more. We’d love to see LP survive.We’ve not reached a sustainable businessin connected products. But: There’s our troop!Cultural inventions! I’m proud of thisBritish Experimental Rocket Group.
Thank you fellow travellers, in your thousands.Behind the mountains, there are more mountains.