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August 16, 2007

Thursday morning musings…

Filed under: Morning Musings — jackie @ 8:51 am

Good morning readers.

The weather and the storms in the Atlantic are heating up a bit. I don’t think we will have as cool a weekend as we had this past one.

On the scarey front, I’ve been listening to ABBA songs the past few days. Perhaps I have some deep seeded longing to revist my 70’s disco days…..Hmmmm. :D 

I wanted to remind all the local folks that Jerry’s in Virginia Beach will be having another open house tomm. night from 6-9pm. All the artists who teach will be there demonstrating their craft and there will be refreshments and some cool door prizes that they give away about every 15 mins or so. I will be demonstrating and will also have a little book making station setup for making the matchbook notepads. I hope to see some of you there.

Of note:

Rhonda Miller has some lovely examples of bindings over on her blog. She just finished working through her to-do list of historical bindings and now she is working her way through the crossed structure bindings. My favorite of her bindings done so far are the girdle books that she made.

By way of the Fade Theory blog OnDemandBooks.com has deployed a fully automatic one off perfect binding machine called the Expresso Book Machine. From the site…On Demand Books LLC. is planning to become the first company to globally deploy a low cost, totally automatic book machine (The Espresso Book Machine), which can produce 15 - 20 library quality paperback books per hour, in any language, in quantities of one, without any human intervention. This technology and process will produce one each of ten different books at the same speed and cost as it can produce ten copies of the same book. ODB has two machines currently deployed (one at the World Bank InfoShop in Washington DC, and one at the Library of Alexandria in Egypt). Very cool!

I hope everyone has a great day.

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