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Re: buy books from vending machines



Does Perfect Books copy books bought in a store?
Does anyone care about copyright?  Are we supposed to be
pleased about this blatant theft practice?

Bertha Rogers
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Date sent:              Sat, 21 Jul 2001 08:48:37 -0400
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From:                   "Peter D. Verheyen" <verheyen@PHILOBIBLON.COM>
Subject:                Re: buy books from vending machines
To:                     BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU

> Just cut and paste the complete URL into your browser. Should end in .phtml
>
> or, the full text below:
>
> >Buy books from vending machines
> >THE ARTS REPORT - CBC Radio
> >TORONTO - You can buy soft drinks and sandwiches from vending machines. So
> >why not books?
> >PerfectBook is a vending machine that prints books while you wait.
> >A laser printer copies the pages, which are then bound, glued and trimmed.
> >In a few minutes, you have a book that appears identical to one found in a
> >retail store.
> >The inventor of the system says PerfectBook will save publishers printing
> >and shipping costs.
> >
> >Some book publishers believe PerfectBook's quick binding process creates
> >inferior products with a short shelf life.
> >Scott Anderson is the editor of Quill and Quire, a magazine that tracks
> >the publishing industry. He thinks the new technology could fill a
> >valuable niche market.
> >"I think it could be helpful for especially commuters, you know, in subway
> >stations or airports, train stations, bus stations, that kind of thing. It
> >would be easy to just pop in your credit card and wait a few minutes and
> >have your book," Anderson says.
> >PerfectBook's inventor, Jeff Marsh, says he's already received hundreds of
> >inquiries about the machine.
>
>
> p.
>
> >Dear L. Gould,
> >I'm intrigued by the subject of the article; but I cannot access it.  Can
> >you reveal it to us in some other way?
> >
> >Thanks in advance,
> >Olivia
>
>
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