A look at how 15-year-old Google Book Search has shrunk in ambition and scope, after prolonged legal battles (Scott Rosenberg/Backchannel)

Scott Rosenberg / Backchannel:

A look at how 15-year-old Google Book Search has shrunk in ambition and scope, after prolonged legal battles  —  Google Books was the company’s first moonshot.  But 15 years later, the project is stuck in low-Earth orbit.  —  Books can do anything.  As Franz Kafka once said, “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.”

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