Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Shitting your pants, The appropriateness of

The availability of free online books from Google makes it absolutely appropriate for librarians to shit their pants.

http://www.print.google.com/

Seriously. Quit your job. Move to the woods. Learn to live off the land.

3 comments:

Angel, librarian and educator said...

Ah, but what are the catches and other little obstacles that make Google's plan less than perfect? I am not quite ready to shit my pants, though the idea of moving to the woods and living off the land has an appeal. Maybe even run naked in the process, then no pants to worry about? Then again, out in the woods, would I have to leave my online connection behind?

AntB said...

Ah yes, information out of context because the viewing in restricted to 3 pages in some cases. We should run because morons are researching this way.

fmlfeb said...

The other catches might include the fact that copyright issues are going to make it difficult (or impossible) to search anything but small portions of books published after 1923.