Book Scanner

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 10:14:24 -0700

> Several close friends of mine are interns at Xerox PARC, and they
> have told me of a device they have there which reproduces books
> in their entirety. One simply places a book into the machine, and
> the machine scans and prints every single page and then binds the
> pages into a new book.

The technical impediments to distributing information are long dead; what remains are the legal impediments, chiefly copyright law. The most extropic thing one can do for the future now is work to eliminate those impediments. After all, it doesn't matter how easy it is to get and distribute information if they take you to court for doing it.

Lee Daniel Crocker <>