Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
> Microsoft Burns Down Book Search
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Citing poor demand, Microsoft will back away from scanning and
> | indexing books | and academic works for Live Search
What? There's "poor demand" for DRM encumbered books? Amazing.
> Another failure. This must have wasted a fortune. More resentment for
They should leave it to the pros like Internet Archive and Gutenberg,
who are motived by academic principles and altruism, rather than greed.
> And this is the company that wants to store medical data.
Would you trust your /life/ to a company that sells backup software that
corrupts files, then takes a /year/ to correct the problem.
Would you trust your life to a company that claims /ownership/ of /your/
data, using licenses and DRM?
Your life in their hands.
| 'When it comes to knowledge, "ownership" just doesn't make sense'
| ~ Cory Doctorow, The Guardian. http://tinyurl.com/22bgx8
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