4 posts • joined Sunday 23rd January 2011 22:05 GMT
... "Dear reader, I married her" at the end? She sounds great.
Thing is, I don't use my 2D printer to print books or magazines. I use it to print documents relating to my personal or professional needs, but not things which I might otherwise pay for (I suppose the exception, for some people, would be printed photos and the occasional will). I *could* print books (thanks, Project Gutenberg), but I don't. I buy books. I don't even buy eBooks and print them myself, and even if eBooks were much cheaper, I suspect I still wouldn't. I pay for someone else to print and bind them for me. Suits me fine.
I can see a market for consumer 3D printers with regard to simple products which will require no (or little) assembly once printed, but when it comes to the more complicated products I suspect Future Me will still be more than happy to pay for someone else to do it (and, preferably, deliver it to my door).
Re: Did someone
FTA: "The point of the journal, the university says, is to teach students how to deal with refereed journals."
Their choice of subject matter is presumably irrelevant (but, in this case, entertaining).