Kettle meet Pot

From Slashdot comes this little technology nugget:

"From the BBC, 'Three technology heavyweights are joining a coalition to fight Google's attempt to create what could be the world's largest virtual library. Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo will sign up to the Open Book Alliance being spearheaded by the Internet Archive. They oppose a legal settlement that could make Google the main source for many online works. "Google is trying to monopolise the library system," the Internet Archive's founder Brewster Kahle said.'"

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So, Google is trying to monopolize a library system where books and information will be freely available? And Microsoft is against this? Microsoft who has been sued how many times for monopolistic practices? Amazon, who sells books online? And Yahoo, Google's primary search engine competitor? Like ANY of them would not be doing the same, if they had found a way to make a buck at it!


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