So Margaret Atwood invented (or had invented for her) a robot hand called the LongPen, so she can have her cake and eat it too: "attend" book signings all over the world without having to leave the comfort of her home. Apparently she'll be "signing" remotely via video feed and robo-hand, which, while rather appropriate for one some authors, just has fans, publishers, and agents in a bit of a tizzy. Will the robot hand overturn the traditional book signing tour? Probably not, we're gonna predict it could at best become an isolated fad, if anything. But come on, you can't but love a robot hand that signs your books for you because you're too famous (or lazy, or incapacitated, or carpaltastic) to do it yourself. (And no, that's not the LongPen, pictured, sorry.)

[Via The Raw Feed]

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Margaret Atwood's LongPen for remote signatures