Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Weaving The Web

Tim Berners- Lee invented the World Wide Web, although he does not get profit for his invention. I think this has got to be the coolest man in the world, because i dont know what i would do without the Web. He is currently the director of the World Wide Web consortium, and is based in Cambridge, Massachussets. He is the man who made up www, and http, so technically we wouldn't be able to go to the internet if it wasn't for him making the World Wide Web. No wonder, the guy's a genius

Monday, February 8, 2010

Digitizing books reflection

Every morning a truck from Google returns books that they checked out from Stanford University, and after they drop all those off, they just load the truck up with more books to digitalize. So far they have scanned 12 million books at many libraries; their goal is to scan over 40 million books.
Spencer michels says that Stanford, the University of California-Berkley, and the University of Michigan have signed agreements with Google allowing the firm to scan their books.