Sunday, January 12, 2014

{12/365} The Espresso Book Machine

"A new vending machine has been released which can print any book within minutes. The Espresso Book Machine has access to 500,000 different books and can even churn out a fresh copy of Crime and Punishment in just nine minutes. Pages are printed at a rate of over 100 per minute & are then pressed, glued & cut to produce a pristine book. Users simply pick the book they would like on a screen and wait for it to be printed … it certainly is a novel way of getting a new book."

I have a Powells Bookstore a few hours away from me with one of these machines. I will do this some day.