David Newman links to a more informative article about NO Public Library's amazing book printing machine. It's gathering dust. Unused. Unloved. Alone. One of a dozen such machines in the world and it's consistently out-of-order. A shame.
Apparently you can print a book for about $5. Right now my thesis would cost 5 bucks to print one-sided laser-style on 8.5x11 paper at the library. I'd take the amazing book printed version in a heartbeat.
If it's working when I'm ready for it.