Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria – The Atlantic

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– James Somers
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You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that’s ever been published. Books still in print you’d have to pay for, but everything else—a collection slated to grow larger than the holdings at the Library of Congress, Harvard, the University of Michigan, at any of the great national libraries of Europe—would have been available for free at terminals that were going to be placed in every local library that wanted one. At the terminal you were going to be able to s.  show all text

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@kevin2kelly: Atlantic’s @jsomers is on a roll. He tells what happened to Google Books’ universal library in an eye-opening read. http://ift.tt/1md0w7B;

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