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Turning Blogs Into E-Books: Meet the founder of Ebook Glue
January 2, 2013 | 3:44 pm

Shantanu Bala figures he was probably around 10 or 11 years old when he first began picking up the basics of computer programming. "I was just really interested in technology and video games when I was young," he says. Along with a few friends, he started toying around with those video games—learning how they worked, and attempting to modify them—"and eventually," he says, "that led to having to learn more complicated things." Today, Bala is an 18-year-old Arizona State University student, although he's currently spending a semester abroad in Copenhagen. (That's him in the photo on the right.) He's also the...

Arizona State University and the HP POD machine by Matt Haldane
December 6, 2010 | 10:00 am

images.jpgThe Arizona State University Bookstore is finishing up its first semester with print-on-demand publishing available for a limited selection of textbooks, a service offered through a pilot program in conjunction with Hewlett-Packard. Print-on-demand has been available in some capacity for the greater part of the last decade, but the technology is still in its infant stages, yet to go mainstream. The technology offers students the ability to tell the bookstore staff what books they need and have them printed there in under twelve minutes. The biggest advantage to this is never running out of the books students need. Print-on-demand is...