In the book Handmaid's Tale there are machines that print out prayers on paper and then read the prayer out loud.
I believe that this has something to do with the position of women in the Gilead. The woman orders the prayer by touch tone phone and a machine prays it. Even the machines are allowed to read but women are not. In addition they cannot talk directly to God.
But at the Soul Scroll store they can see the machines printing out the prayers. Why is this allowed if women are not permitted to read?