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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

In a continuing effort to make all information on Planet Earth digital, searchable and accessible, Google’s struck an agreement to scan books from the Harvard, Stanford, Michigan and Oxford university libraries, as well as the New York Public Library.

It’s a bold idea, and I’m all for the attempt. What I’m not in favor of is the logical development that would follow from this knowledge transfer: The neglect and/or elimination of the original texts after their information has been extracted. Why? Because ultimately, the nature of nomadic data makes reliance upon Digital Age storage solutions hazardous.

- Costa Tsiokos, Tue 12/14/2004 08:34:13 PM
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