Here's something that could have publishers quaking in their books: gadget makers continue to look for ways to do for books what the CD ripper did for music.
The CD ripper helped fuel music piracy online. Will Book Saver and similar devices do the same for books?
(Credit: Ion Audio)
Ion Audio, a company known for helping vinyl-record owners digitize their music, says it will trot out sometime this summer a device called the Book Saver, according to a story on Engadget. Ion said the Book Saver is capable of digitizing a 200-page book in 15 minutes. An owner of a Book Saver, which will likely sell for $150, places a book into the scanning cradle and the device makes color copies in seconds, thanks to two cameras hanging above the book.