Imagine what fun it will be for kids to watch their parents insert a credit card, hear the machinery working, and see a brand new book pop out in just a few minutes.
Lots of people are worried that e-books might make real hard copy ones become obsolete, but this machine will make that even less likely because publishers who use it won't have to pay storage fees for unsold copies and bookstores won't need shelf space for every book they sell.
The EBM is probably expensive so it may take a while to be available everywhere, but I think it will catch on soon.
You may have noticed on my website, www.janetanncollins.com, that I once mended a Gutenberg Bible. If Gutenberg were still alive, can you imagine how he'd react to the Espresso Book Machine?