I have posted about this new technology before, but it seems like it is now ready for retail. The Espresso Insta-Book machine has made its debut in Boston. The machine is able to produce a copy of any book, on site, in a library quality paperback format. The process only takes four minutes. Noted author E.L. Doctorow will be on hand for the unveiling at the Harvard Bookstore. From the LA Times:
The first book to roll of the press, so to speak, is a copy of “Facsimile of First Edition of The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre,” which happens to be the first every book that was printed in the American colonies, in Cambridge in 1640. I think that’s a nice touch.