Thursday, September 22, 2005

Aaaaah oh

Statement from James Hilton, University of Michigan associate provost and interim librarian, regarding the lawsuit against the Google library project:

"...we cannot lose sight of the tremendous benefits this project will bring for society."

"The Google library project will transform the way we do research and scholarship. For the first time, everyone will be able to search the written record of human knowledge. It also allows libraries to create a digital archive that preserves this material for all time."

"It is important to note that we will not be sharing the full text of copyrighted works with the public. The Google library project will point searchers toward the works, and tell them how to buy or borrow a copy, but will not give them the full content of works in copyright."


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9/22/2005 8:44 PM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...

Even after I delete comment spam, it haunts me. Meister Bastard, good sir, prithee get these golf carts to an Orange County drive-in, packed with geezers dribbling in their Brain of Reagan soup.

9/22/2005 9:53 PM  
Blogger Deleted said...

I used to get a kick of how the spam was sometimes accidentally apposite. A deranged cult film maker might depict a library where partially demented bibliophiles chased each other up and down the aisles, and rammed each other's carts in an effort to get the last copy of John Harvey Kellog's musings on moral purity through high fibre diets.

The complete dearth of anything resembling abashed self-consciousness in spokesmen, as they explain how something won't actually be all that useful, and how that's somehow "okay", has sucked all the joy of it for me.

Inspector Lohmann once described cultural decadence as debt-ridden, lonely people glumly masturbating to soft porn on pay per view cable television. That's already the case in Orange County.

9/23/2005 4:32 AM  

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