Reported on Sky News this morning that Google's project to digitise out-of-print books may lead to them rolling out machines that can print such a book in five minutes for five pounds. Machines to be located in libraries. Library gets Â£3, Google gets Â£1 per book. I'd like to think the other Â£1 goes to the author. Two things. 1. The "expert" on Sky News reckoned it was a waste of time printing books because we are all going to start using e-book readers or whatever. Clearly he hasn't seen the walls of MY house, lined with a lifetime's book collection. Discuss. 2. What books does the floor think we need available? I have already suggested Chieftains by Bob Forrest-Webb. I know that he is a member of ARRSE and I look forward to his comments. I'd have suggested The Devil's Guard, but I got as far as the second chapter discussing the political situation in post-war Vietnam and stopped dead. Was this because I hate reading books on screen or because the book was slated here as poor post-war war porn? I'd suggest The Zone (now ten volumes) but since that is now available online as a PDF, I don't see it happening. How about Warriors Paraded? Anthony Armstrong's compendium of stories from a fictional post-Great-War infantry battalion in a large garrison town in the south of England (that sounded remarkably like Aldershot). Sounds good, but in fact I got a copy (printed about 1938 IIRC) from Abebooks a few years ago, so I shan't be buying another myself.