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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-01-09 06:02 PM
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The Internet Archive launches BookServer


The Day It All Changed

OK, sounds dramatic, but trust me, mark down October 19, 2009 as a day to remember.

Rarely, in my career have I been blown away by a demonstration. Tonight, blown away doesnt even begin to describe it. I should have seen it coming, but, I didnt. I was completely blindsided. I was blindsided by the vision of Brewster Kahle, the raw brilliance of his team, and the entire group of individuals and companies who played a role in Brewsters convocation.

What I saw, was many of the dreams and visions of e-book aficionados everywhere becoming a demonstrable reality tonight. I say demonstrable, because by Brewsters own admission, its not ready for prime time, but the demonstration was enough to make my head spin with the possibilities. But you dont really want to know that, so let me do my best to just report what I saw.

Lets start from the beginning

http://followthereader.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/the-day...

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ProleNoMore Donating Member (316 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-01-09 06:18 PM
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1. Thanks For Link - Now Have A Library Card - A World Library Card - Too Cool
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-01-09 06:52 PM
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2. That is cool.
I love books in the classic form and I hope they never go away - but digital technology is here to stay and this is a major step.

Thank you for posting the link; I'm going to send the info to my publisher. They're a small house and it may be a good thing for them to consider!
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