On-demand printing … of anything

There’s a technological revolution happening, an underground revolution that’s creeping into our everyday lives so quietly that you might not even notice. There’s a new technology that promises to be a game-changer on the scale of personal computers, cell phones and television, even as smart phones and tablets are becoming integrated into our business transactions.

These days, if, for instance, you look at the dizzying area of televisions (smart, 3D, LED, LCD, plasma, everything except a TV that makes coffee on demand) at the Sears in the Hudson Valley Mall, your salesperson will offer to send you a recap of the products you looked at. Using a computer tablet, he or she will plug in contact information, add a link to the TVs you are considering, and send it to your email inbox while you’re still in the store.

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