NetFlix for Books

Another Microsoftie has come up with a fabulous new idea for a service: book rental!

[Yes, you do detect some slight sarcasm.]

[Ok, it's not slight.]

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dec. 6, 2007:
"Paperspine aims to be a Netflix for books"

Other than eliminating the due dates (which is why they charge, of course).....

OCLC has been playing with this idea for a while: