Google Co-founder Responds to Critics of Google Books



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I think this is nothing short of revolutionary and had Microsoft not quit their book digitizing effort there would be even better coverage.  Google along with have done a huge service to history and the sciences by putting these resources out where they can be viewed in seconds, searched for keywords and phrases, and that information retrieved and put to use.  This is what the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian as well as other federal agencies should be doing, and are to greater or lesser degrees. 

In a free country the information upon which our ability to make informed decisions is based should be freely available; anything less is an epic fail.


Black Lable 69

Good points on both sides, however I'd rather have a possible monopoly on books than have them lost forever.

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