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jaster is back in black
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: Espresso Book Machine Reply with quote

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/apr/24/espresso-book-machine-launches

Long story short, the machine prints and binds books on demand (notably including out of print titles).

That is the shit, imo.

... except for the fact that machines continue their relentless yet subtle conquest of humankind.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't wait for book vending machines to replace all college bookstores.

But then, I'm generally in favor of vending machines replacing people in virtually every service industry.
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mchicken is dejected.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like maids?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on exactly what kind of "maid" you're talking about.

For most of it, yes.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ones that raise rich people's children.
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