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The Gadget Lab blog at Wired.com has a piece about this nifty little device seen at CES 2009.
"...Book Reader V100, which his being shown at CES 2009 this year. Plustek's $700 Reader scans books through a cool optical character recognition tech that understands words even when they’re faded or smudged on the physical page...But the killer app, and one whose ease of use is probably a bit controversial, is that the scan also automatically creates MP3 files of books. This means you can make an audio file of any book you own in only a few steps. "
No mention of the potential copyright nightmares that may ensue.