Why Is Google Giving Us the Finger?
A scary thing happened when the writer downloaded a book to his iPhone.

by Phil Batton

Durchaus auch Kritisches (Metadaten, Scanqualität …) aus der Designecke zu Google Books.

I was surprised that Google didn’t make use of a higher class of scanner. And I was really surprised by what happened next: like a dirty photo falling from between the pages of a book, a photograph popped up.

I wondered what such sloppiness said about the book-scanning project — about how much we can trust Google and how much we should fear it. Even as people involved with publishing have debated the issue of Google’s right to digital content, most of us, impressed with the company’s search engine and maps, have assumed it would at least get the technical part right.


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