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thewritermama: Now Jason Epstein. Chairman of On-demand books which has the espresso book machine. #TOC

KatMeyer: Jason Epstein is final keynoter. among other things, he is the man behind the espresso book machine. #TOC

Handyguys: RT @thewritermama: Contractors should be teaching classes. Basic home improvement. They don't teach what they know. @handyguys does #TOC

thewritermama: Now watching a video demo/commercial for the espresso book machine. #TOC

annmichael: Jason Epstein #TOC - hearing about espresso book machine 2.0

chapmanchapman: Err, it's a bit inauspicious to start your keynote with an infomercial about your new product. #toc

pablod: watching a video on the Espresso. But I saw it in action already! #toc

geoffcox: Jason Fried is my hero! #toc

totai: Is it just me, or does the Espresso demo make the machine look like an instrument of torture? #toc

kishizuka: @ chapmanchapman: Retweet: Devil's advocate: if they had gone w/ a publisher, would they have made $2M? $3M? #toc

pablod: we are watching the Espresso make a book, in real-time, on the video. snoooooze. #toc

Fraser: I feel like I'm watching a PBS video in grade school again #toc

mattBernius: #TOC I want to hear more about the Robot inside the Espresso Machine! (Seriously ithe espress is brilliant tech)

DavidDurand: #toc Sigh, a slow video. It is a cool machine though. And it has a part named "the accumulator." that's also cool!

Kirtim: someone please tell Jason Epstein to stop doing these conferences. The guy is legned but not a presenter. #toc

Fraser: Lesson: just because you can self-produce a video doesn't mean you should #toc

pablod: (the Espresso itself still kicks ass, even if the video is bloody boring) #toc

CathleenRitt: Watching the video of the Espresso book printing system. I keep waiting for Mr. Spock or George Jetson to jump out. #TOC

mikecane: #TOC Ingrates! I'd love to see that vid! Will have to search at YouTube later.

walkley: Epstein on stage #toc

CuriousTwit: watching a video demonstration of an espresso machine producing a book. It is kind of boringly tender #toc

kishizuka: Retweeting @KatMeyer: Jason Epstein is final keynoter. among other things, he is the man behind the espresso book machine. #TOC

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KatMeyer: RT @mikecane: #TOC Ingrates! I'd love to see that vid! Will have to search at YouTube later.

mikecane: I think the #TOC Twitterstream has just been spammed by a contest!

kenbrooks: Track #toc

pdlug: #toc talk by Jason Fried was awesome

mattBernius: #toc - hmmm... Gutenberg's dream was to make $

BookNet_Canada: who ever believes books are just another form of entertainment has missed the point #toc jason epstein

shannonholman: #TOC jason epstein: global warming, nuclear proliferation, and economic calamity as unintended consequences of gutenberg revolution

KatMeyer: JE: "whoever believes that books are just another form of entertainment has missed the point"#TOC

pdlug: #toc this last keynote is going to be a long one, speaker seems to just be reading off his notes

pablod: Jason Epstein droppin' some history. Not really engaging. #toc

kenbrooks: track #toc

cmaisannes: I am sorry to say that I don't have the mental capacity to think about Montaigne or Erasmus after a long but fabulous day at #TOC

mikecane: RT: @mike_elgan: Author's Guild Executive Director says Kindle2's ability to read books out loud is illegal. http://bit.ly/1373e #TOC

totai: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz #toc

chelseagreen: @jasonfried just proved to the industry folks that the drm-free PDF sales model works. And works well. #toc

ami_with_an_i: If this conference is about publishing's next 20 yrs, why does everyone keep giving me a history lesson about Gutenberg? #toc

mikecane: #TOC From Gutenberg to nuclear proliferation?! WTF? Is he doing a live mashup of the PBS Connections series?!

soufron: #toc people leaving the room with jason epstein are stupid... the guy is old and tired but what he says is of incredible value

mattBernius: #toc -- really not sure if I buy into Epstein's reading of print history (esp China's not switching orthographies out of despoitc reasons)

pablod: I think Epstein's talk may probably be very interesting, from the snippets I can catch. But alas, he is not a great public speaker. #toc

chapmanchapman: So far Jason Epstein's speech is more about the history of tech and hermeneutics. Hard to get into it. #toc

Kirtim: can barely jason epstein over the sound of keyboards tap tap tapping #toc

CuriousTwit: RT @soufron: #toc people leaving the room with jason epstein are stupid... the guy is old and tired but what he says is of incredible value

annmichael: @cmaisannes I completely agree. I know he's impressive, but I'm having a lot of trouble focusing on him. #TOC

JohnMontalbano: Harper shutting down Collins - Simon isn't too happy with Schuster either these days. So much going on at #TOC for them, c'mon guys!

KatMeyer: JE: it's in our nature 2 preserve most truthful stories & absorb rest/what is unreadable will not b read, what is false won't survive #TOC

ProjectMUSE: #toc: Sara Lloyd's manifesto for book publishers is available in Library Trends at http://tinyurl.com/5v4vyl

toc: Jason Epstein has long been an industry visionary. Well worth a careful listen #TOC

JohnMontalbano: RT @CathleenRitt: Watching the video of the Espresso book printing system. I keep waiting for Mr. Spock or George Jetson to jump out. #TOC

mikecane: #TOC Epstein bottom line: Buh-bye Borders, Barnes & Noble. My machine will spit out print books at Kinko's/FedEx. The end.

Kirtim: Jason Epstein a true modernist mumbling out his poetry:#toc

kishizuka: Epstein: eloquent accounting of Gutenberg Bible as impetus for all human endeavor. Just enjoying from here on out. #toc

mediabistro: RT @toc: Check out the pix from the #TOC cocktail party last night, co-hosted with our friends from @mediabistro http://bit.ly/2nxUEA

huffpost: RT @toc: Check out the pix from the #TOC cocktail party last night, co-hosted with our friends from @mediabistro http://bit.ly/2nxUEA -m ...

KatMeyer: @mikecane - JE: one must pray that this collective heritage will not be hostage to an electronic malfunction. #TOC

pdlug: #toc had to leave the last keynote before I fell asleep, the speakers need to get more dynamic toward the end of the day

mattBernius: #TOC - Epstein's point about the potential archival issues with digital reminds me of the excellent "A Canticle for Leibowitz"

TracyMarchini: Saw a print on demand book printed in front of me today - very cool. #toc

KatMeyer: JE: i say 'ephemeral' as a reflection of the volatility of today's reference and technological content. #TOC

BookNet_Canada: #toc there is also music drowning on out in the lobby - jason epstein needs more focus

soufron: #toc it's amazing to see such a visionnary getting everything together...

totai: I am sure this man is brilliant - this would be a good read - but don't ask people to pay and sit through this. #toc

kishizuka: Kirtim: Retweet Jason Epstein a true modernist mumbling out his poetry. #toc

pablod: RT @BookNet_Canada: #toc there is also music drowning on out in the lobby - jason epstein needs more focus

margopbaldwin: RT @margopbaldwin: Epstein brings the real world into the publishing bubble. economic collapse. nuclear weapons. yup. who knew? #TOC

KatMeyer: JE: distinguished fiction & nonfiction...will continue 2b written by highly specialized individuals struggling at desks, in seclusion..#TOC

soufron: #toc he does not fall for the stupid "fandom will write books" stuff... sorry the mix culture... sorry the communities... the guy is clear

soufron: #toc jason epstein "litteracy is a difficult product from solitary genius"

annmichael: RT @KatMeyer: distinguished fiction & nonfiction...will continue 2b written by specialized individuals struggling @ desks, in seclusion #TOC

mikecane: TRUNCATED RT: soufron: #toc he does not fall for the stupid "fandom will write books" stuff

mattBernius: #TOC - Authors can do readings. Further this entire copyright issue runs counter to the history of the book.

mikecane: @oufron #TOC BRAVO!!!

soufron: distinguished fiction & nonfiction...will continue 2b written by highly specialized individuals struggling at desks, in seclusion..#TOC

KatMeyer: JE: re copyright "at issue is not the greed of publishers, but the survival of authors" #TOC

mattBernius: #TOC - It is good to see him using TOC as a platform to call for specific changes in publishing.

soufron: @mikecane it's the best speak I have heard on the topic in a very long time... #toc

jasonboog: #toc http://tinyurl.com/cmb7gg @drmabuse, @sarahw, @asheresque @jasonboog in real life.

ami_with_an_i: Reminder! TOC afterparty tonight! Everyone's welcome. 8-10 PM, Lolita Bar, 266 Broome bet Allen and Orchard, $3 drinks until 9 #toc

CuriousTwit: Espresso machine in operation: http://www.ondemandbooks.com/video2.htm #toc

mikecane: @soufron #TOC some of the drivel I read in tweets today made my jaw drop for their utter unthinking stupidity!

kishizuka: Do the Twitterers "bored" by Jason Epstein know who he is and his place in American publishing? Just wondering. #toc

KatMeyer: V lousy pic of v awesome man. Jason Epstein @#TOC http://twitpic.com/1fazo

annmichael: like traditional automobile manufacturers traditional publishers will continue in the traditional mode as long as they can JE #TOC

totai: Why are we being guilted into appreciating a poor presentation? This should have been printed and distributed, not delivered #toc

KatMeyer: hopefully (undoubtedly), JE's keynote will be available 4 purchase. too great the writing to try and sum up here. #TOC

soufron: #toc Jason Epstein : customers will pay less, the prices will still cover traditional royalties, the publishers will florish... bravo !

totai: RT @KatMeyer: hopefully (undoubtedly), JE's keynote will be available 4 purchase. too great the writing to try and sum up here. #TOC

mattBernius: @KatMeyer: hopefully (undoubtedly), JE's keynote will be available 4 purchase. too great the writing to try and sum up here. #TOC

KatMeyer: RT @annmichael: like traditional automanufacturers traditional publishers will continue in the traditional mode as long as they can JE #TOC

soufron: @totai #toc the fact that he's old and tired makes it even more moving... it's not a "presentation" you stupid ! It's a speech !

mikecane: I understand now! @soufron is French! He has a higher appreciation for things than my fellow base Americans! #TOC

KatMeyer: JE of espresso - "no delivery costs, no spoilage, no returns..." #TOC

emily_wood: jealous of anyone at #TOC

totai: RT @mikecane: I understand now! @soufron is French! He has a higher appreciation for things than my fellow base Americans! #TOC

KathrynC: #toc @KatMeyer I don't believe the no spoilage part: printers jam

bwingenroth: Retweeting @ProjectMUSE: #toc: Sara Lloyd's manifesto for book publishers is available in Library Trends at http://tinyurl.com/5v4vyl

totai: @soufron thx for the clarification. I think this "speech" should be printed, it's briliant, just hard to follow this late in the day #toc

soufron: @mikecane also I love the fact that he's not presenting his fucking product, but giving us some vision... #toc

laurahazardowen: RT @thewritermama: One of the best speakers at TOC so far! Thanks, Jason Fried!!! #TOC yes, he rocked.

mikecane: @soufron He won me with his writers "in seclusion" comment. #TOC Books are NOT a fucking "process," like goddam Kraft Cheese!