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Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Google Print (Beta)

Google added a new service to their ever-growing feature list: Google Print. E.g. if you search for “1,000 Knock Knock Jokes for Kids (Excerpt)” you will see a “[Book - Beta]” notice in the result. (However, the page will just take you to the Google Print FAQ). Looking for “” will reveal there are currently 6,410 pages stored. Like “A History of the Breast” (at URL

“It turns out that not all the world’s information is already on the Internet, so Google has been experimenting with a number of publishers to test their content online. During this trial, publishers’ content is hosted by Google and is ranked in our search results according to the same technology we use to evaluate websites.

On Google Print pages, we provide links to some popular book sellers that may offer the full versions of these publications for sale. Book seller links are not paid for by those sites, nor does Google benefit if you make a purchase from one of these retailers.”
About Google Print (Beta)

John K. comments via email: “I think this is the early efforts by Google to compete against Amazon’s “Search inside the Book” program from their spin-off”

Google Wright Brothers Logo

Google is honoring the Wright brothers with a celebration logo.

[An airplane flying through the Google logo.]

“Wednesday marks the 100th anniversary of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s flight at Kill Devil Hills, N.C., a journey of 120 feet that took 12 seconds.”
– Susan O’Brian, Wright flight re-creation gets off the ground Wednesday (USA Today), 12/16/2003


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