I read this article yesterday about the supposed growing importance of--and demand for--business cards. (It's a $1.2 billion industry!) That wasn't such a surprise, though what the article said about new technologies was.
Apparently there is a growing popularity of "infrared business cards" that are "transferred via digital assistants". Say what?
There are ones with images superimposed on them (that can only be seen at an angle, etc) and ones with "computer chips that can be plugged into a personal computer to download catalogs or company information"(!) The article can be found here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20496168/
I have not seen any business cards like these. Am I way behind the times here? Are you getting cards (from candidates, etc) that have technologically-advanced business cards, or mostly the old-fashioned print ones? Just curious I guess.
Another funny thing from the artilce is that people are also using these business cards for the dating scene, in order to leave an impression with someone you meet. With everything going paperless these days, it's nice to know that this is at least one paper product that isn't going to die out any time soon!