As some of you know and many of you probably guess, I have a lot
of car-related literature, and not all of it is books and manuals. Much of it is loose-leaf paper. TSBs, SAE papers, articles, etc. It takes up a huge amount of space, is very difficult and inconvenient to access and search, and is subject to damage from water spills or whatever.
All of that will change very soon. I got one of these
and it is nothing short of a miracle-maker. Put 30 pages in its in-tray (it says it'll take up to 50), push the button, the pages fly through the scanner very quickly and neatly restack themselves in the out tray, and a couple of seconds(!) later I have a real nice PDF of both sides
of each page, all in order. Super nice scan quality, nice compact PDFs which can easily be OCR'd so I can actually search 'em word by word, right on the computer. I foresee the end of stacks and stacks of papers on my shelves in the near future. The scanner's constructed very sturdily (in Japan, not China) and it's well designed, too. Took all of about four minutes before I was up and scanning, counting from when the box arrived at my door.
I like living in the future.
Too many people who were born on third base actually believe they've hit a triple.