[FoRK] Book Mooch
<kent at iotabits.com> on
Mon Oct 29 09:47:48 PDT 2007
Not exact, but:
Delicious Monster (http://www.delicious-monster.com/) let's you use
your iSight to scan the barcodes on the books and adds them to your
On Oct 29, 2007, at 9:34 AM, Brian Atkins wrote:
> I'm kind of surprised that it's almost 2008, and there is no
> software out there to take in close-up photos of your bookshelves,
> and spit out a text list of your books. I guess the market so far
> is too tiny to support the R&D required, and/or today's whizzy
> college students have no interest in hacking this together?
> Of course I know there is existing software mainly designed for
> cell phone cameras to figure out bar code data from photos. It
> seems at the worst these sites could use something like that,
> although of course doing whole sets of books at once from one photo
> of multiple spines would be preferable IMO.
> If there was such a semi-automated data entry method, similar to
> how MP3s are auto-labeled from CD track data, I'd be much more
> likely to use these sites.
> Brian Atkins
> Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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