if:book: the NEA's misreading of reading: Matthew G. Kirschenbaum writes an elegant and concise critique of the National Endowment for the Arts' ominously titled new study of American reading trends, "To Read or Not to Read", which is a sequel... continue reading "A brilliant critique of the NEA Reading report" »

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Google Public Policy Blog: Candidates at Google: Barack Obama: ...He reaffirmed his support for network neutrality, saying: "The Internet is perhaps the most open network in history. We have to keep it that way." Obama laid out a detailed package... continue reading "Obama visits Google; reaffirms support for Net Neutrality" »

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Library Journal: Discussion of Google Scan Plan Heats Up on Blogs Now this is why we love the Blogosphere. In launching his blog, University of Michigan's (UM) dean of libraries Paul Courant recently offered a spirited defense of UM's somewhat... continue reading "Library Journal summarizes the Courant-Vaidhyanathan conversation about Google Book Search" »

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Ted Striphas knows more about the potential for and failures of electronic books than just about anyone. He is finishing up a book on the future of print right now. He wrote this about the Amazon Kindle: ...Though I may... continue reading "Ted Striphas on the Kindle and the potential for decent Ebooks" »

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Frank is one of my favorite legal scholars and bloggers. His new blog article, Conditions for the Digital Library of Alexandria, is essential reading: I have been in the middle of a major rethink of search engines’ efforts to digitize... continue reading "Frank Pasquale on the Future of Digital Library projects" »

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GWEI - Google Will Eat Itself: We generate money by serving Google text advertisments on a network of hidden Websites. With this money we automatically buy Google shares. We buy Google via their own advertisment! Google eats itself - but... continue reading "This is funny: "Google Will Eat Itself"" »

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Michael Stevenson wrote this and linked to it in the comments for the entry below: ... Two years ago, Google implemented the nofollow html attribute to prevent this very same comment spam. Nofollow is the default setting for comments on... continue reading "Explaining Google's role in Trackback and Comment Spam" »

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I read this on CogDogBlog: It took less than 5 hours after a recent blog post for this first link farm spam trackback to arrive. As bad as that is, the give credit to someone else or am I really... continue reading "Is Google responsible for Web pollution (i.e. comment/trackback spam on blogs)?" »

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Steve Levy at Newsweek wrote this in-depth story about the new Amazon e-book reader: The Future of Reading Amazon's Jeff Bezos already built a better bookstore. Now he believes he can improve upon one of humankind's most divine creations: the... continue reading "Amazon's new book reader destined to fail" »

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According to Wired, Some Open-Source Advocates Find Google's Android a Sinister Threat: Some Open-Source Advocates Find Google's Android a Sinister Threat By Paul Adams Email 11.14.07 | 7:00 PM Android, Google's new mobile software platform based on the Linux kernel,... continue reading "Just how open will the Google Phone be?" »

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In the comments below, Nick Krumholz expresses concerns that I have been too harsh about Google and have been writing as if there is a conspiracy afoot: I read this blog quite often (I have subscribed to it) and it... continue reading "Is "Googlization" a conspiracy?" »

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Paul Courant has some insight into this question: Paul Duguid’s comment on an earlier post of mine gets to important issues that I expect to discuss repeatedly (although not repetitiously) in this space. Among the big questions that he raises... continue reading "How well does Google learn from its mistakes?" »

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T-Mobile Wagers Deal With Google Is Worth the Risk - WSJ.com: The smallest of the leading U.S. cellphone operators, T-Mobile, appears to be the one making the biggest bets. Perhaps its most daring is its most recent. The Deutsche Telekom... continue reading "What's T-Mobile's stake in the Google Phone project?" »

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Michael Madison writes: I’ll go out and a limb and say that as Research Dean at Pitt, I think that Paul Caron’s “Google Rank” list of U.S. law schools is more than a curiosity. Is it too much of a... continue reading "What do Google ranks tell us about law schools?" »

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Google at the gas pump - CNN.com SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Lost drivers in the United States soon will be able to Google for help at the pump. Drivers at 3,500 U.S. gas stations soon will be able to... continue reading "Perhaps the oddest Google Partnership yet: Google and the Petrol Pump" »

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Business Technology : Google Phone: A Business-Tech Nightmare Waiting to Happen: Google Phone: A Business-Tech Nightmare Waiting to Happen Posted by Ben Worthen Google hopes its new operating system will turn phones into mini computers that are just as useful... continue reading "What are the hazards of Google Phone?" »

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NPR : Dialing Up the Google Phone Give it a listen.... continue reading "My NPR interview about Google Phones" »

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Dan Cohen's Digital Humanities Blog has a nice summary of some of the rich commentary this week about Google and Google Book Search. In the post, he writes: (Picky criticism to go along with the praise for Siva: if one... continue reading "Why is the Web different?" »

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Google: As Open As It Wants To Be (IE, When It's Convenient): In two weeks, we've had two "open" initiatives from Google: OpenSocial, to free social networking data from behind the Facebook walled garden and the Open Handset Alliance, to... continue reading "Great analysis of the relative "openness" of Google by Danny Sullivan" »

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Washingtonpost.com: Google Teams Up With Cell Industry By Kim Hart Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, November 6, 2007; D01 Google made its first major foray into the wireless industry yesterday with an announcement that it would partner with cellphone carriers,... continue reading "A fuller account of the Google phone OS initiative" »

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As a comment to Ryan Shaw's post, "Libraries Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth," a bright guy named Patrick elaborates on what could be done with the right image formats: Patrick wrote: October 22nd, 2007 at 1:21 pm I... continue reading "Drilling down into the Google Book Search image problem" »

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Ryan Shaw left a great comment below under the item about University of Michigan's Paul Courant's defense of Michigan's partnership with Google. Here is the text of his post about the image formats that Google is delivering to libraries and... continue reading "Ryan Shaw explains the "image problem" with Google Book Search" »

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Today Google confirmed what we all saw coming a few weeks back, that it is developing cell phone software. Google developing cell phone software Search giant aims to shake up mobile phone market with new services The Associated Press updated... continue reading "Confirming the Google Mobile Phone OS" »

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Economist Paul Courant was the provost of the University of Michigan when it decided to be the first and boldest partner of Google for the library scanning project that has become part of Google Book Search. Paul recently became the... continue reading "Paul Courant of Michigan Addresses Google Book Search Criticism" »

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Googling Google(November-December2007) Privacy Inc. Googling Google Google, which earned $1.1 billion in operating income in the second quarter of 2007 alone, is now the single most important company on the Internet. Catapulted to a position of power by an ingenious... continue reading "Great article on Google and Privacy from Harvard Magazine" »

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Teaching Geology, Google-Style - Chronicle.com: Teaching Geology, Google Style Rocks, contrary to popular belief, do move. They just do it slowly, over the course of hundreds of thousands of years. The pace doesn't make for scintillating geology lectures or textbooks.... continue reading "Using Google Earth to teach Geology" »

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Tony Grafton is a brilliant historian of the book who often writes for magazines. I could not do my work without modeling it on his. This week in The New Yorker Tony issues his views on Google, mass digitization projects,... continue reading "Grafton's brilliant invervention to the digital library debate" »

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Monthly Archive

November 2007

This page contains an archive of all entries written between November 1, 2007 12:00 AM and November 30, 2007 11:59 PM, listed from newest to oldest.

Other Topics

Like the Mind of God (23 posts)

All the World's Information (27 posts)

What If Big Ads Don't Work (11 posts)

Don't Be Evil (10 posts)

Is Google a Library? (43 posts)

Challenging Big Media (21 posts)

The Dossier (22 posts)

Global Google (3 posts)

Google Earth (3 posts)

A Public Utility? (20 posts)

About this Book (16 posts)

Other books by Siva:


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Rewiring the Nation: The Place of Technology in American Studies (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007)


The Anarchist in the Library (Basic Books, 2004)


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Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (New York University Press, 2001)

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