Fact of the Day


We learned an awesome thing from the Times story on the Google Book Search project today. As part of Google's attempts to find the people who hold copyrights of books they want to publish, the Times tells us, the company is placing ads in newspapers, magazines, and journals worldwide, in places as far as

Fiji, Greenland, the Falkland Islands, and the Micronesian island of Niue (the name is roughly translated as Behold the Coconut!).

With an exclamation point and everything! We want to move there, immediately.

A Google Search of a Distinctly Retro Kind [NYT]