The world continues to move toward meeting customer’s true demand of one of something, when they want it, where they want it.
3D printing is one area where we can see the beginnings of a disruptive technology curve.
Laser printing has been around even longer.
Books are an area where the traditional mass-printing model is under assault from a number of directions.
Yes, the costs are higher for now, but in a niche market (which is where disruptive technology matures), that is less of an issue.
The trend is inevitable – it isn’t how fast you can go, it is how slow can you go while preserving the economy of scale. That is the challenge.