Kevin Kelly has an interesting article about books, copyright, scanning, google, and all that stuff at the New York Times site. Regardless of the correctness or incorrectness of any of his views, opinions or research, one thing is indisputably correct: technology will take the argument away from us all. Last week I was on a website that offered 1100 science fiction titles by authors with surnames beginning with “V”. Had I wanted them, searchable texts of fifteen or twenty Jack Vance books sat there for me to take. I didn’t, but I could have. It won’t be that long before we won’t be able to stop the digital tide, should we even want to.

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