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I don't know that the internet is the world's greatest library yet. In 5-10 years, when Google and Amazon have scanned every book in the world, maybe.

If Google and Amazon scan every book in the world, do you think they'll let you have the result for free?

How about we properly fund the public library system to do its job of maximally disseminating knowledge, which it can most cost-effectively achieve by buying those scans from Google or Amazon?

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