Google Book Search: Wealth of Giants

Google Book Search initiative has met some resistance with publishers. Nevertheless, Google has been steadily scanning a significant portion of the world’s books and putting portions of them online to browse and purchase. The significance of this is astonishing. While, the Internet has grown at a rapid pace, much of the world’s collective knowledge lies … Continue reading “Google Book Search: Wealth of Giants”

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Google Book Search initiative has met some resistance with publishers. Nevertheless, Google has been steadily scanning a significant portion of the world’s books and putting portions of them online to browse and purchase. The significance of this is astonishing. While, the Internet has grown at a rapid pace, much of the world’s collective knowledge lies in print. Anything we accomplish now is by “standing on the shoulders of giants.” And much of what the “giants” have cataloged exist in books and periodicals. Continue reading “Google Book Search: Wealth of Giants”