Sunday, August 08, 2010

google doesn't know everything

While this is stating the obvious, google doesn't know everything.

I'm sitting at the Thompson Library at OSU. The Thompson Library is huge. As in really huge. It contains twelve giant floors, most of which are stacked with books on a myriad of topics. It really made me wonder if all of this information is available in electronic form. I picked out a few titles around me at random and googled for them.

Many of them didn't turn up in the google search. Others that did turn up weren't available in electronic format yet.

No doubt that these missing titles will eventually be digitized. But for now, it would do us good to remember that google doesn't know everything.

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