Re: Google Books
- From: "David Starner" <prosfilaes@[redacted]>
- Subject: Re: Google Books
- Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 12:39:30 -0500
On 8/13/07, Klaus Graf <klausgraf@[redacted]> wrote:
> "Google may or may not be sucking the air out of other digitization
> projects, but like Project Gutenberg before, it is certainly sucking
> better-forgotten versions of classic texts from justified oblivion and
> presenting them as the first choice to readers."
Tristam Shandy was designed in such a way that it would get mangled.
That's poor design on the author and original publisher's part, and
makes it a poor choice for any study of the quality of any system.
I always thought scholarship required study, not a quick look at a
couple examples and a prompt rush to judgment.