Room 101

Microsoft to scan the British Library

microsoftA total of 100,000 books are to be scanned by Microsoft and then placed on the internet for every Tom, Dick and Harry to read.

Great idea! I read a lot of books meself and if it saves me from a trip to our local library then all the better.

No more dodging the winos outside and the students inside.

A little worried that it’s only out of copyright books, but what the hell, it’s a start.

Google and Yahoo are also scanning books, so who gets the least OCR errors?

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