Digital Scanner Turns Books Into Audio Files Instantaneously
Submitted by Pete on January 9, 2009 - 9:35am
The <A HREF="http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/01/digital-scanner.html">Gadget Lab blog at Wired.com</A> has a piece about this nifty little device seen at CES 2009. "...Book Reader V100, which his being shown at CES 2009 this year. Plustek's $700 Reader scans books through a cool optical character recognition tech that understands words even when they’re faded or smudged on the physical page...But the killer app, and one whose ease of use is probably a bit controversial, is that the scan also automatically creates MP3 files of books. This means you can make an audio file of any book you own in only a few steps. " No mention of the potential copyright nightmares that may ensue.