Update: Charles sez, "I bought this scanner a year ago for my site Modern Mechanix and I have been in love with it ever since. I got it after a frustrating couple of weeks trying to scan magazines on my old ScanJet 4400. It is by far the fastest scanner I've ever used. Full color pages at 300 dpi take around 5 seconds. Scanning a 70 year old magazine that's has printing all the way to the inner margin with a really tight biding is still a pain in the ass, but without the glass flush to the edge of the scanner it would be nearly impossible."
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.