Google’s Goal: A Worldwide Web of Books

From today's Washington Post:

"It's odd to hear Vinton Cerf, regarded as one of the founding fathers of the Internet, to gush over ink-on-paper books.

The electronic pioneer and computer scientist, who now works as Google's chief Internet evangelist, is also a bibliophile who has a collection of about 10,000 hard-copy volumes lining shelves at his home in McLean.

These days, Cerf is busy promoting Google's plan to marry his two passions — books and the Internet — by digitizing millions of library books."

Read the whole thing here.

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