In 2002, on a Friday, Larry Page began to end the book as we know it. Using the 20 percent of his time that Google then allotted to its engineers for personal projects, Page and Vice-President Marissa Mayer developed a machine for turning books into data. The original was a crude plywood affair with simple clamps, a metronome, a scanner, and a blade for cutting the books into sheets. The process took 40 minutes. The first refinement Page developed was a means of digitizing books without cutting off their spines — a gesture of tender-hearted sentimentality towards print.Velice zajímavá úvaha. Marný pokus o obranu starých dobrých časů, prosté nedorozumění, anebo hluboké varování? Jsem pro interpretaci číslo dvě, ale až budete mít čtvrthodinku volnou, stejně si to přečtěte. Je to chytré, ale z jiného světa.
Algorithms are inherently fascistic, because they give the comforting illusion of an alterity to human affairs.
Stephen Marche, Los Angeles Review of Books: Literature is not Data: Against Digital Humanities