I'm just gonna quote right from the article because if I keep typing it I'll just referencing the robot apocalypse.
According to Australia’s The Age, Textbook rental service company Zookal has partnered with University of Sydney tech start-up Flirtey to fly rental textbooks directly to users within minutes.OH SHIT, SON. Robot hell is upon us and Australia is inviting it to teach our children! A kid way out in the middle of nowhere sits and things, "Man, if only I could have a copy of Norton's Anthology of American Literature" AND THE DAMN THING FALLS FROM THE SKY MINUTES LATER.
I do not know about you guys, but this is gonna be crazy when Amazon gets a hold of this. Can you imagine wanting that box set of Song of Ice and Fire and IT FALLING FROM THE DAMN SKY FROM A WINGED ANGEL MOMENTS LATER?!
Fuck ebooks, this is just badass. Streaming content? How about streaming from the sky content?
This is what I am going to think of from now on when library's talk about automation and if I hear one stupid thing about a conveyor belt I'll burn down the convention hall.
To rephrase: I want flying library book drones at ALA 2014, dotting the exhibit floor like those dumb helicopter kiosks in the mall.
Now here's a video of a drone delivering a pizza for all you "that'll never happen"-ers.