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Monday, September 14, 2015

Google Books

What Ever Happened to Google Books?

Tim Wu | September 11, 2015

It was the most ambitious library project of our time—a plan to scan all of the world’s books and make them available to the public online. “We think that we can do it all inside of ten years,” Marissa Mayer, who was then a vice-president at Google, said to this magazine in 2007, when Google Books was in its beta stage. “It’s mind-boggling to me, how close it is.”
Today, the project sits in a kind of limbo. 


<more at; related links: (Google's Moon Shot. The quest for the universal library. February 5, 2007) and (Google Books History); further: (Google Books did not fail; it succeeded. September 14, 2015)>

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