What else should be Googled?
: Following Google’s wonderful announcement that it is scanning and making available to us all searchable text from thousands of books at top libraries, I wonder what else you think should be available? I’ll start the list:
: Transcripts and scripts of TV shows, movies, and radio shows — both news and entertainment.
: Periodical archives (at least in an Amazon model, which could drive sales).
: TV listings. OK, that sounds silly, but it is a chronicle of the culture.
: Just yesterday, as I walked by the New York Public Library, I saw school busses passing and the thought occurred that someday (soon), that building could be seen as either a museum or a public wi-fi hotspot instead of as a storage bin. And a few hours later, Google announced its library project.