Espresso Book Machine

Pitt just bought one of these, will demonstrate it next week. It sounds pretty amazing, able to print any book for which it has a digital file, in or out of print, in a matter of minutes–all for only $75,000! My questions, of course, are (1) whether copyright is too messy for it to do some titles researchers like us would really need, and (2) if it can re-print periodicals if you were to feed it, say, the digital file of BLAST (I’m dubious on that one).

Espresso Book Machine site


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