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  •  I've always liked the idea that digital decoding (8+ / 0-)

    can be close enough to analog reality that we - and our use of basic physics - generally shows no significant difference in what we expect as a result.  Except that digitizing reality and then creating analog products from bits/bytes is far more quick, customizable and lower in cost.

    At least, that was my impression when studying then-nascent pro CD technology and standards in school.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:15:03 PM PDT

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    •  Makerbot... (7+ / 0-)

      a Brooklyn-based company that makes low end 3D printers (mostly for DIYers) started taking pre-orders on Friday for a $1,400 3D desktop scanner.

      The way these work is that you scan an object and a CAD file is automatically generated, which you can then 3D print.

      Most of them cost a helluva lot more than $1,400 (we actually had someone in our office Friday trying to sell us a $50,000+ model).

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