"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield
Saturday, February 3, 2007
The folks at Google are planning to scan -- and make searchable -- every book in existence: "No one really knows how many books there are. The most volumes listed in any catalogue is thirty-two million, the number in WorldCat, a database of titles from more than twenty-five thousand libraries around the world. Google aims to scan at least that many." Jeffrey Toobin in the New Yorker, writing about the plan, the copyright issues--and pending lawsuits, and the concept of transformation.