Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Google's place as a personal librarian

Bloggingstocks | Google's place as a personal librarian

...What is the search giant doing with all that information? Probably trying to figure out how to make all of it useful for its customers as well as its advertising partners. After all, Google's advertising model works -- to the tune of billions of dollars in revenue per quarter. Although there are many book publishers and publishing houses that see a threat from Google making the contents of hard work available for free online, the new age of open information access for all has the name of Google -- not the local library. If you can check out most books for free from a local library, what makes Google different -- is it not taking the place of a "virtual librarian?"

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