Sunday, February 20

 

Google is scanning

Read this story in expressindia about France's National Library's fears of Google projecting a unipolar view of the world in the process of its next big initiative. Just in case the story goes into the archives before you get to it, here's an excerpt.

California-based Google Inc. said last December it would scan millions of books and periodicals into its popular search engine over the next few years.

Its partners in the project are Harvard University, Stanford University, Oxford University, the University of Michigan and the New York Public Library.

Google says the project will promote knowledge by making it more easily and more widely accessible. It aims to make money by attracting people to its Web site and to its advertisements.


Interesting tiff!

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