Fearing for literary legacy, Europeans to counter Google book plan: I thought this was just the French, according on an article I read a few months ago. But now, apparently, they’re all pissed.
For Europeans, the fear is that the continent’s contribution to the pillars of recorded knowledge will be crushed by a profit-oriented California company — and may end up presenting a U.S.-centric version of the world’s literary legacy.
The only solution is for the Europeans to plow ahead as well. What’s the alternative — for the U.S. to slow down?