Joe Esposito tweets the link to this fascinating report of MIT’s new technology.
What more can you say? Eventually it won’t be just a matter of having machines to read for us, we won’t even need to open the book for them to get stuck into the job.
Later: The Economist of September 24th has a related story. It tells of archaeologists reading ancient scrolls damaged in a fire without unrolling them which would have destroyed the whole thing.