Google and the World Brain

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Google and the World Brain
In 1937, the science fiction writer H. G. Wells imagined a "World Brain" containing all of the world's knowledge, accessible to all people, that would be "so compact in its…
Google and the World Brain - Abridged
In 1937, the science fiction writer H. G. Wells imagined a "World Brain" containing all of the world's knowledge, accessible to all people, that would be "so compact in its…

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Anonymous picture

This is an excellent film for information professionals.

Mark avatar

Very one sided point of view. No one is shown clearly articulating Google's point of view. When the judge rejected the settlement we all lost a great resource. When the guy from Harvard (I think) rejected google book search because they filed poems under gardening. Give me a break. They are ...Read more

Olivia avatar

Love this film. Presents the dual arguments of citizens having the right to access information but quickly changes tone to present the evils of a large, private corporation owning the information process as well as the damage done to the authors. Felt it presented the argument well, although ...Read more

Anonymous picture

that it more information that I never knew this happen I love to be inform.

Grant avatar

I was inspired and amazed by the scale of what Google was hoping to achieve with their digital repository of books. I could understand the benefits of what they were setting out to do, but the story quickly unraveled with all the complexities of the different stakeholders....leaving me unsure ...Read more

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