Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Look out honey, 'cause I'm using technology/Ain't got time to make no apology..."

NPR continues to cover the great Google debate reporting on thoughts surrounding the newly developed "Google Book Search", a prospect that will allow searchers to locate full texts online (for a small fee of course).

It all started with the fact that Google didn't exactly ask permission before scanning more than 10 million books from about 40 libraries. Oops. Until settlements are reached in October, authors can still "opt out" of having their entire catalog placed online for a Google search and read, though some worry that it'll be more like taking a queue from Iggy Pop - Search and Destroy.

It's certainly up for debate though, as some consider it a necessary evil, a way to preserve literature so to speak, and in out digital age, it's not necessarily surprising. Well, maybe the whole copyright thing...

To read the whole story, and the supposed pros and cons, go to:

And what are your thoughts?

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