Saturday, October 01, 2005

Hit and Run

Here's a comment forum from reason magazine that expands on my earlier post ("For the Good of Humanity?") about the Google lawsuit (thanks Scott). It is interesting and infuriating at the same time. Will books ever lose relevance in our society? No - that is not debated. The physical artifact that is a book will always be popular, even if it is within a specific community. Google is not trying to abolish the book, it is trying to make the book and, more importantly, ideas more accessible to everyone. For you purists out there, wake up! This is no longer the technological revolution! It has come to pass and we are now living in an age where technology and information are vital to our survival. Farhenheit 451 is truly science fiction! (Sorry. I got a little worked up there) Anyhoo, read the article.

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