Thursday, December 06, 2007

"Google and Its Enemies"

No matter how you feel about Google's Library Project, you may find ammunition for your point of view in an article in the December 10th issue of The Weekly Standard by Jonathan V. Last, called "Google and Its Enemies." The funniest single quote:

"Google has, as they say, all the right enemies. Anytime the ALA, Microsoft, France, a trade guild, and a bunch of trial lawyers are lined up on one side of an argument, the other side is going to look extremely attractive."

Incidentally, he actually doesn't like what Google is doing.

1 comment:

Timothy D. said...

George - thanks for the article, it was very interesting. One technical fallacy, though: author Last claims that when GBS has 32 million books, it will have "bested" the titles in WorldCat!