View Full Version : The 200 page per minute "scanner"


ardeegee
03-17-2010, 03:00 PM
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/03/17/inventor-makes-scann.html

kindlekitten
03-17-2010, 03:10 PM
wow! that's hugely impressive! wonder how clean it is!?

=X=
03-17-2010, 03:32 PM
The image should be pretty clean, so long as you have decent light. I think the real challenge will be in the page turning mechanism

Elfwreck
03-17-2010, 03:56 PM
This goes in the category of "copies will never be harder to make than they are right now."

Eventually, scanning & converting pbooks to ebooks will be as simple & available as converting tapes or vinyl to mp3--not everyone will have the hardware, but everyone will know it can be done, and anyone who wants to do it, can find someone with the devices & software to make it work.

Hamlet53
03-18-2010, 07:40 AM
It's my experience that the bottle neck time wise is proofing and correction of the output from OCR.

mr ploppy
03-18-2010, 08:50 AM
If you put them on the internet, lots of people will do the proof reading for you :)

scveteran
03-25-2010, 11:51 PM
It's my experience that the bottle neck time wise is proofing and correction of the output from OCR.

The software is getting much better at giving you a good readable document even if it is not perfect yet. I think in another 10 years, there will need to be very little correcting of these type documents.

DawnFalcon
03-26-2010, 07:42 PM
"another 10 years", right.

Orrrr you could look into OCROpus (http://code.google.com/p/ocropus/), Google's scanning tool.