Monday, January 29, 2007

Google Blows My Mind

Here's a great article from The New Yorker about the massive Google Books undertaking. Talk about a monstrous about of data: Google's decided to scan every book ever written and make them all searchable like web sites.

Good thing Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is coming out with the terabyte drive. I think Google might need a few.

Sidenote: This could be great news for journalists! With all books going electronic, it will force government agencies to do the same, and integrate their systems with Google's. While it may be scary for some, pretty soon, all research may be done on the web.

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