Tuesday, January 30, 2007

google's moon shot

New Yorker magazine runs an article "google's moon shot" about google book project. It mentioned Google aims to scan at least as many as worldcat records (32M) in 10 years. And it also mentioned the hate/love relationship between publishers and Google, and seems optimistic that the copyright issue can be resolved this way or other. There are also interesting thoughts of networking books, similar to the way of how web pages are linked together by hyperlink.

Ebook has been here a while and we are still trying to figure out the right way, maybe Google, Open Content Alliance, and other's work can make a big difference, we will see how this evolves in next few years