Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Book Searching

You know what is on my technological wish list? I wish that if I owned a copy of, say, The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, I could go online to somewhere like GoogleBooks or Amazon, and easily search the entire book, rather than just a limited preview. You know, like there could be some way to prove you owned the book, and weren't trying to steal it or anything, and that you just needed to search it because you are bad at notetaking.

The end.


cpo said...

I never thought of this, but excellent idea.

Joel said...

you should see if your local public library or your academic one has access to ebooks that have just such features.>site search for netlibrary, then search for the book.

you don't even need to prove you own the book! :)