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biast | by maryann johanson

curated: torching the modern-day Library of Alexandria

This is fascinating, and depressing, and infuriating.


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  • Dent

    What a great heist film this would make.

  • RogerBW

    Yup, Google wanted to be the monopoly provider of obscure books, by taking them out of circulation for destructive scanning. No way that could have gone wrong.

  • The books weren’t destroyed: they went back to the library they were borrowed from.

  • RogerBW

    Ah, right – that seems to have been a later proposal when people objected to the first one. Thanks. So it would only have been that Google knew who was reading every book at all times.

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