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Might Apple's iPod work with Google Library?

Link: The New York Times > Technology > Google Is Adding Major Libraries to Its Database.

Google, the operator of the world's most popular Internet search service, plans to announce an agreement today with some of the nation's leading research libraries and Oxford University to begin converting their holdings into digital files that would be freely searchable over the Web.

Next, I suppose you could set up an RSS feed to subscribe to specific books (or even categories: sci-fi, fiction, biography, etc.). You would subsequently receive a couple of pages or chapters per day, paying for the remaining content if you wanted to finish the book.

To make this really work, eBook devices would have to improve to make digital book reading a better experience (more here). Might Apple step up to the plate? After music, photos and podcasting, The iPod could also accept RSS feeds for books. Either the screen would have to be enlarged ... or with text-to-speech, you could opt to listen to your downloaded RSS book feed.

Via Joi Ito.

December 14, 2004 in Books | Permalink


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