(Via TechCrunch) In the never ending quest to digitize all print content, Google has announced that it wants to archive 200 Years of News which, I think, is an absolutely wonderful idea. I know that much of this is already offered up in library databases like ProQuest and the like, and that there would still be some payment that is required depending on the source, but this step makes knowledge even more abundant.
Now, if Google could just help make sure that every kid has access to it…
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Jenny Levine says
Will, are you really saying that Google offering up for a fee what students can get for free from their library is a good thing that makes knowledge more abundant? Yeah, it’s abundant, but at what cost?
How about, “Now, if we could just make sure that every kid uses their existing, free, online public library..” (and in many cases, online school library) instead?