Debating Paul Duguid’s Google Books Lament

Over at the O’Reilly Radar, Peter Brantley reprints an interesting debate between Paul Duguid, author of the much-discussed recent article about the quality of Google Books, and Patrick Leary, author of “Googling the Victorians.” I’m sticking with my original negative opinion of the article, which Leary agrees completely with.


fiona says:

Sorry if this is a stupid question but can anyone tell me why Google is undertaking this expensive exercise? Is it just to create a very large virtual library?

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