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Linux.com: Linux Perks Up the Espresso Book Machine

Nov 30, 2006, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Stutz)

"When he was an editor in the 1950s, Jason Epstein made the paperback book ubiquitous. Now he's about to do the same for a Linux-powered printing press.

"In the book business, the great expense is the supply-chain logistics: printing books, shipping them, warehousing them, sending batches to bookstores and on to customers--every step along the way extracts a fee. Epstein's new company On Demand Books is using Linux to develop the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), a $100,000 device that takes distance out of the equation by printing the books right at the point of sale..."

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