Amazin

Amazin: The NY Times is reporting that Amazon.com is negotiating with major publishers to allow full-text searching of non-fiction books. In short, this would put every word of every non-fiction book online, and, while not allowing users to read the full text online, it would certainly help people find the books they are looking for. A side benefit would be the ease with which this would prevent plagarism. I’m volunteering to be a beta tester of this service as soon as it’s available. To me, this is why the world wide web (gee, I’ve never used that quaint-sounding term before on the rexblog) exists.

While I’m not in the practice of linking “related sites,” I would be remiss not to salute the efforts of pioneers in getting book texts online, including the University of Pennsylvania Library’s Online Book Page and Project Gutenberg.

Published by Rex Hammock

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