In this Times Online article, Ben Macintyre waxes poetic on the far-ranging implications of book digitization, particularly inspired by the digitization of books from the Bodleian Library at Oxford.
“According to one estimate, Google is digitising books at the rate of ten million a year, and it is not alone. Microsoft, Yahoo! and Amazon are all taking part in what amounts to a digital-literary goldrush.”
I’m still trying to understand where the gold is. Ads?