Comments on: Judge will get proposal to rid world of physical books Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: Alex Fri, 07 Aug 2009 01:39:00 +0000 I agree with “John Luke Piccard”, and prefer my leather bound books. This whole digital book reading is disturbing. Is no one concerned about the result of staring at a computer screen for hours?

By: Abel Jones Tue, 04 Aug 2009 18:04:13 +0000 The first two posters have it all wrong, as I understand the idea. If this legal effort is successful, you will not access your books on Google, but through the patented Digital Content Exchange website. (Google search technology may or may not be used depending on whether they would be willing to license it). Your relationship will be a strictly private, contractual affair and will have nothing to do with the government. If for some reason you don’t trust the DCE’s server to be live and 24/7 you can always download your books to your hard-drive.

If you want to read digital books for their ease, convenience and research and reference capabilities, and you don’t want to repurchase digital versions of books you already bought, or purchase your own scanner and do the labor yourself, your only choice is the Digital Exchange method. If for some reason in the future you want your physical book back they can do that, but you will no longer have the cloud access, searchability, etc.

By: Al Reaud Tue, 04 Aug 2009 01:37:22 +0000 You’ve got to be kidding… Let me give you an example of why this is a ludicrous idea from flying. Pilots have a flight computer that’s a circular slide rule (a mechanical computer for those of you who haven’t ever seen a slide rule). The reason that it isn’t electronic is that batteries run out, usually at the most inopportune time.

Here we have an idea to put, over time, the worlds repository of knowledge in digital media. Really… What happens when the power goes out? Or Uncle Scam doesn’t want you reading “The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich”? IMHO, it’s not a good idea to put everything in one basket.

Print media is long lasting, indelible, and doesn’t require power to operate. It can be read by flashlight, candle light, or plain daylight. It’s isn’t susceptible to magnetic fields, cosmic rays, EMP, EMI, or quantum tunneling. There are books that are over a thousand years old easily. The Nag Hamadi texts, Sun Tzu, etc., to name but a few.

One nice scratch, and a CD-R is ruined. Remember why it is that you backup your hard drive often? No thanks, I’m like “John Luke Piccard”, I like the quaint feel and smell of a good leather bound book…

By: Peter Mon, 03 Aug 2009 20:45:35 +0000 So, for google’s sake the future is to destroy all written words.
The new US cybersecurity act allows the Government to shut down the Internet without notice for as long as it wants – there will be no recourse as this is part of their “terroist act”.
Our future is complete control by the new world government ( google; bilderberg group ) and this is just another step towards that control.
It’s time someone did an indepth review of who is really behind the new google.