Slashdot on the era of print-on-demand

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Yesterday’s New York Times’ piece, Technology Rewrites the Book, made its way to Slashdot.org today where it’s stirring up the usual conversation among the geeky tech Slashdot crowd.

If you can wade through the Slashdot prankster posts, there are some thoughtful musings, from SuperRob’s comment:

“Print-on-Demand is a gateway to doing fully personalized stuff. Imagine a comic writer who could make the reader a character in the story by doing a simple name replace on each issue printed. When you can do “one-offs”, this becomes what people expect. The bar is being raised quick.”

To a bit of whining from GillBates0:

“You young ‘uns and your fancy-schmancy “Desktop Publishing” and “print on demand”. In my day, we didn’t have this ninny-winny “DTP software” with “cookbook templates.”

All in all an entertaining read.

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