Sunday, May 21, 2006

Richard Charking, Google and defending publishers

Richard Charking has a very good piece on copyright, Google, NY Times and double standards...

"It is really a very strange world where those who are arrogant or mad enough to think they can build a 'perfect search engine (which) would be like the mind of God' (Google co-founder, Sergey Brin) are treated as cool and honourable and publishers such as Random House, Bloomsbury, Reed Elsevier, Blackwell, Macmillan etc are regarded as dinosaurs when they spend money and creativity developing new ways to support their authors and excite their readers. Go figure."

I wish that CEOs of the companies that Richard mentions were also blogging and sharing their thoughts on these topics with the market like Richard.

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