Brewster Amazing! The Guardian on how Brewster and the Internet Archive print books off the webfrom the back of a van–and how they’ve brought this mission to India.

“It takes about 20 minutes to print out a 300-page Wizard of Oz,” says Kahle, “and if you have four printers, you can produce up to 30 books an hour. And you can do an edition of one, which is interesting. Harvard says it costs $2 to lend a book out, then put it back on the shelf, so it’s cheaper to give them away.”
More Guardian Having proven the concept, Kahle is hoping that other people are going to take it up. The first Bookmobile has been spun off into Anywhere Books, which is a project of the Rudolf Steiner Foundation. Kahle took the idea to India, and that country now has two bookmobiles on the road, with another 28 to come. The Library of Alexandria, in Egypt, is planning to do one, with the support of Hewlett-Packard and the US embassy. China could follow. With World Bank or similar financing, third world Bookmobiles could even become thriving microbusinesses.”
Brewster is one of the people who played a key role in my Internet life–and he has always done interesting and valueable things…way to go, B.