Sorry, Trees – Luddites Still Want to Print Books

The Blackwell Espresso Book Machine.As far as books are concerned, I’m a bit of a luddite. I don’t want a Kindle. I will likely never want a Kindle. I like the feel of books. I like having a shelf for my books. I like to mark up the pages with all sorts of stupid comments. And though I understand the eco-friendly features of ebook readers, I think recycled paper and alternative mediums (hemp, Family Guy fans?) can help assuage some of Mother Earth’s bruises.

Blackwell’s Espresso Book Machine throws digital media to the wind, opting to print hard copies of books from a database including 400,000 titles, right on the spot. The machine is designed around getting out-of-print books into the hands of readers, or keeping up with stock demands on hot sellers. The machine also allows users to come with a CD of their own work and have it printed a bound on the spot – not a bad deal for aspiring authors.

Source: Daily Mail