Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More and more books!

I've been excessively busy, so I haven't been able to update this as much as I'd like. Still, I found a news article that I just couldn't resist sharing with anyone.

Google and a number of authors and publishers have recently settled a lawsuit. Google will now be able to scan and share with the general public out-of-print books still under copyright.

Under some conditions, of course. But I'm not the only one who thinks this is awesome, am I? I'm hoping for out-of-print textbooks, personally. How about old gaming books? Old comic books? Graduate level textbooks can be hard to find. This greatly expands the possible library of Google Books.

I wonder if Google has or will have books of sheet music. That'd definitely revolutionize the industry.

Monday, October 6, 2008