What is this contraption to which I have entrusted my literary fortunes?
First, what it is not. It is not this:
That would be Lord (3rd Earl) Stanhope’s invention, the iron press, from 1800.
Nor is it this roll-type from the Vienna Technical Museum:
(Photo by Mirko Tobias Schaefer)
The Espresso Book Machine has apparently been a big hit at the London Book Fair. (You can read about its reception here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/apr/24/espresso-book-machine-launches.) Meanwhile, I’ll be heading up to the Northshire tomorrow so that I can get up close and personal with the machine. Actually, perhaps “personal” is not the best word...
Short Story Writers Sarah Hall & Jennifer Haigh
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