Just watching the DL 3000 book scanner in operation scares me. The bars that swoop over the book, raising and flapping pages, seem far too large and heavy-duty; it’s as if a brush of wind or the slightest nudge would have their dumb repetitions turn your discolored, first-edition Psychopathia Sexualis into so much confetti.
It’s claimed to be the fastest such scanner in the world, and the 3000’s name refers to the number of pages it can scan in an hour; that’s quick enough to bomb its way through half a dozen airport potboilers before you’ve even gotten through security. At $250,000, you won’t be getting it for Christmas; worse, it can’t do The Jungle Book: Pop-up Adventure.
Digitizing Line DL-3000 Book Scanner – aka the fastest in the world [Red Ferret Journal]