Week 4 Tutorial
In this tutorial you will consider a new technology and its impact on traditional businesses.
Step 1: Reading
Read the following news story in The Guardian newspaper: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2009/sep/18/google-espresso-books
Step 2: Reading
Read this Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espresso_Book_Machine
Step 3: Website Analysis
Tour the Espresso Book Machine website – http://www.ondemandbooks.com/– and discover what it has to offer and consider the implications of what it is selling.
Step 4: Video
Watch this video with the CEO of Penguin Books
Step 5: Research
Conduct your own research on print-on-demand books and make notes about the impact of such technology on the book business. Consider also the technological issues involved. You should seek to answer the following questions:
- What are the implications of this system for the second hand book market?
- What are the implications of this system for the publishing sector in general?
- What are the technology-related requirements involved?