Thursday, November 15, 2007
The Espresso Book Machine referenced in the last post is a printer that entire books can be printed on. The current ones are huge, but they are projected to become the size of a photocopier in the next generation. They can print out a book and perfect-bind it in six minutes. The Internet Archive has one that they've been printing some of the OCA digitized content on. It's one of the coolest things I've ever seen.