June 05, 2007

On Demand Books

The New York Times sums up the 2007 BookExpo America convention. I was particularly intrigued (I'm a sucker for cool gizmos) by this vendor:

On Demand Books LLC. is planning to become the first company to globally deploy a low cost, totally automatic book machine (The Espresso Book Machine), which can produce 15 - 20 library quality paperback books per hour, in any language, in quantities of one, without any human intervention.

Check out the video at their site (it takes a few minutes to download, so be patient). A Rube Goldberg machine for bibliophiles.