Monday, September 08, 2008

Official Google Blog: Bringing history online, one newspaper at a time

"Today, we're launching an initiative to make more old newspapers accessible and searchable online by partnering with newspaper publishers to digitize millions of pages of news archives. Let's say you want to learn more about the landing on the Moon. Try a search for [Americans walk on moon], and you'll be able to find and read an original article from a 1969 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette."

What happened to the Microsoft counterpart to Google Books? Why can't Yahoo, MS, AOL or anybody else provide this kind of data, online, and free?

I know the answer. Do you?

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