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Google Book Scanning

A friend has just called my attention to a fascinating piece 
about the people who do the actual scanning for the Google Books 
project.  Here is the link:




There is a video of the workers leaving the building on the 
Google campus.  The entire transcript of the video appears on the 

The creator of the video and blog was a contractor working at 
Google. He expressed interest in the low-status staff (also 
contractors) who did the actual scanning.  In so doing, he 
violated a Google security protocol and was fired.

I would like to know more about this story.

Joe Esposito