Printing the classics, reading old news

Search engine Google plans to offer consumers the chance to download and print classic novels free of charge. The firm’s book search tool will let people print classics such as Dante’s Inferno or Aesop’s Fables, as well as other books no longer under copyright. Until now, the service has only let people read such books on-screen. Google’s book search service stems from a wider project to put books online in a searchable format, which it is undertaking with major universities.

Read this article from the BBC Technology News and similar ones from Ars and ZDNet. Commentary from C|Net.  Plus, Google opens up 200 years of news from BBC Technology News.

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