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Re: Implications of Google's recent announcement

The potential is certainly there, but this will only come to pass when the
tools are available to help filter good from bad information.  This will
be helped by the Semantic Web efforts but good and bad information will
compete forever.  Dave Smith

> Amazon, of course, has been operating the Search inside the Book service
> for a while now.  What intrigues me is that this could be a sea-change
> for the quality of information on the Net, since the lion's share of
> high-quality content (not all, by any means) is published in proprietary
> books and journals and is not generally even detectable on the
> Net--until now.  Without getting into an argument about copyright, it
> seems to me that the good stuff is going to put the bad stuff under
> increasing pressure, with the result being an overall upgrade of Net
> information.  Joe Esposito