[FoRK] Book Mooch

Kent Spaulding <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
> http://www.singinst.org/
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