[internetworkers] project gutenberg and project gutenberg 2
dave at matusiak.org
Wed Mar 17 11:38:05 EST 2004
On Mar 17, 2004, at 9:43 AM, Sil Greene wrote:
> So I hate to encourage the recent rash of crosspostings from Slashdot,
> this just might get me mad. I'm not quite sure yet.
oh, so thankful that i don't read /.
> I've always been a big fan of Project Gutenberg and its aims. Now,
> something called the World eBook Library has put forward Project
> 2, providing public access to 27,000 HTML eBooks and paid member access
> to 60,000 PDF eBooks. The PG2 webpage claims no affiliation or funding
> from Project Gutenberg or the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive
providing resources is an admirable goal. please see my next message
for information on how to increase *your* personal resource base.
> What might get me mad is the World eBook Library's use of PG's good
> for a paid service. I have no beef with the service; if it's useful
> and cheap, I might use it, but more likely I won't. I take issue with
> possibility of someone confusing these guys with Project Gutenberg.
> (Are they really claiming "7 years .. [of pioneering] Internet Library
> services"?! .. huh?!?)
well, this sort of thing happens all the time. take, for example, my
current initiative to run ibiblio2 out of my house. the pilot project
has been a 40GB iPod hooked up to a T1 line, but the OC12 should be
installed before this weekend and by next monday the exclusive
members-only pay site ibiblio2 will be up and running. what does
ibiblio2 serve? "Anything you want."
Creating chaos in all the right places...
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