Monday, December 03, 2007

Google Book Search

The Weekly Standard has a lengthy, helpful cover story on Google and Its Enemies. The subtitle: "The much-hyped project to digitize 32 million books sounds like a good idea. Why are so many people taking shots at it?"

As much as any other American business, Google is the corporate embodiment of the Internet's first principles. And as with so much else on the Internet, the promise of Google Book Search lies somewhere off on the horizon, while the dangers it poses today are very real.