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Meet the little printer the tech world is excited about

Little Printer

Little Printer, the physical paper product the tech world has decided to care about, is available for preorder today, so anyone else who wants a device that prints the Internet on a receipt-size piece of paper can get one, too -- for $259. We're not sure you would want one of these for practical reasons. But, when British design firm BERG announced plans for what looks more like a design fetish than a useful product last November, many tech blogs gave it their approval, giving us myriad ways to meet the little guy. Even the wary were enamored by the idea. "My first knee-jerk reaction to Little Printer was bemused bewilderment--really? this?," wrote Fast Company's John Pavlus. "But it’s hard to deny [BERG CEO Matt] Webb’s  point." So what exactly is that point? 
 
What it does: Using BERG Cloud -- an actual 21st century technology -- those with the little printer can have their "subscriptions," as BERG calls it, printed out in one "timely, beautiful miniature newspaper," as the product site explains.  But, in short: Your favorite parts on the Internet get printed on a cute piece of paper. Someone could have their twitter feed, an Instagram photo and daily headlines printed on a slip of paper to take with them in their wallet to read on the subway, for example. 

Read more at The Atlantic Wire.

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