At the most recent meta | morphosis a participant asked what I thought about Google's then recent announcement that they were getting into the newspaper digitization business. I said, "That's interesting you ask because it's been a hot topic of late." I said I'd bring it up during my newspaper talk but, as time was running short, I wasn't able to get the conversation going.
Today, on our KY-NDNP blog, I was finally able to bring up Google's announcement, and I'm hoping that each of you reading this have something to say about it...and will post a comment!
Whatever your stance may be, the digitization of any shared history - which is pretty much everything as far as I can tell - is important to debate so we can make the most informed decisions as we move forward. Time waits for no one and neither does Google.