On 01/03/03, Premise Checker wrote:
> Online Library Wants It All, Every Book
> New York Times, 3.3.1
> By ROBERT F. WORTH
> The legendary library of Alexandria boasted that it had a
> copy of virtually every known manuscript in the ancient
> world. This bibliophile's fantasy in Egypt's largest port
> city vanished, probably in a fire, more than a thousand
> years ago. But the dream of collecting every one of the
> world's books has been revived in a new arena: online.
It will only be useful if they resist the temptation to build one of
those hi-tech Flash based web sites that only works on Internet
A collection of good translations of Arabic literature on line would be
a good thing, but it must be accessible to people using old or cast-off
computers, or who are using a text-only browser.
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