Googlobal Library

I realize that I haven't posted for some time now, and I apologize for that. But let me make it up to you. If you haven't been following Google's plan to digitize the world's books into a kind of global library--which really isn't a traditional library per say, in fact--then here's everything you need to get up to speed on the issue: "The Fight Over the Google of All Libraries."

While the concept of a universal or global library is certainly laudable, it gives me pause that a major American corporation has undertaken the task at great expense. Corporations never engage in philanthropic projects, that much is certain. The FAQ section of the article, posted on Wired.com, discusses the economics of the Google Book project. Happy reading.