Friday, February 29, 2008

Google Books Library Project

This is what internet was invented for! (Except to see if there was still coffee). Access to all the information you want and of course need!
We can enter a worldwide library in There you can find many titles you searched for so long and find the ones you never heared of before. Well it is still a beta version and there are problems with copyrights.

One big objection for me personally is that i don't like to read online. Luckily there is a invention who can make that a lot easier *electronic paper* developed by Phillips.

when you click on the pick you see a article.

Of course i will always prefer the real book. The book who smells (i have the weird habit of smelling a book when opening it). The aging of the book when it accompanies you in your life where the edges are folded at favourite passages the dirty cover because of the readings outside in the garden. Or the books who are, after so many years, clean and neat like they where bought the day before; being so attached to them you wish you had white gloves when opening them which you now so rarely do! In the cupboard they are waiting as guards in case you need them. There present being makes it saver.

[btw how i hate it when people make notes with a pen in them.. Thats blaspheme!. When you own a painting you don't put your name on it too don't you?].

In wikipedia i read this:
**May 2007—The Boekentoren Library of Ghent University will participate with Google in digitizing and making digitized versions of 19th century books in the French and Dutch languages available online.

I keep an eye on it. If i have time i will post the books which look interesting to me. For instance this one

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Twenty Years in the Philippines [1819-1839] By Paul P. de La Gironière

Do crocodiles look like that there?

"Wars of Islam"

Going through my pile of cds i found this cd *SPK Leichenschrei* again. Personally im not very fond of the whole cd but the song "Wars of Islam" number 13 is absolute briljant. Yes the sound may be a bit outdated (its recorded in 1982) but its impact still actual. For me it comes most close to absolute madness (In eitherway you "look" on it!). Its disturbing frightning & overwelming sound blasts away my mind and i can only grind my teeth when listening.