Computer Printers: Everyone’s a Publisher
This chapter deals with the way that the price of computer printers has declined rapidly as their functionality has increased. I suggest that the new computer printers make everyone who owns them potential publishers and the existence of inexpensive print-on-demand publishers, such as Amazon.com’s Create Space, allows people with these printers to actually become publishers. I offer an example of my publishing a little book I wrote on English character and culture. The chapter concludes with a discussion of a new printing technology, 3-D printing, also called “additive manufacturing,” which has revolutionary potentials in everything from manufacturing to medicine.
KeywordsAdditive Manufacturing Inkjet Printer Printing Technology Laser Printer Subtractive Process
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.