Peripatetic, itinerant, eclectic musings about books, politics, history, language, culture, and anything else that interests me.
Google tried to do it and got into hot water with copyright issues. Now the Digital Public Library of America — a group associated with Harvard University — is giving it another go, but they’re colliding with many of the same problems. One point of special interest: Did you know that it was H.G. Wells who first broached the idea of using technology to make all the world’s knowledge available to everyone on the planet?