I’ve spent the last hour reading up on this Google effort, and sampling the beta service, and I remain amazed. I’ve also learned that when different editions of a book exist, they try to scan the latest edition. What they’re essentially doing is making a virtual library, where you can browse through a couple of pages of any book, and every book is indexed. This is what our tax money should be going to. This is what the Library of Congress should have been doing.