New at CES: Affordable rip, mix, burn for books...

Okay, so most stuff in the booths at CES is still half-vapor; screenlinked demos and soldered boards, a lot of it. But rolling out a potentially affordable automated book scanner is bound to put the Fear into the atavistic/fetishistic paper publishing industry types. "Can you say inducement? I thought you could."

Via PC
ATIZ Innovation, a small start up fronted by former Apprentice candidate Nick Warnock (who was also a former Xerox salesman and now CEO of ATIZ) and former PH. D. student Art Sarasin is introducing at CES 2006 its own $35,000, automated book scanner, known as BookDrive, that literally turns the pages and scans them without much human interaction.