Good read in the Wall Street Journal on the Google Print controversy. They’re scanning in copyrighted books so you can search them. Google says you won’t be able to read them, just search them — thereby skirting copyright issues. Sounds good to me as long as you still have to buy the book.

If you haven’t examined the service, check it out. A lot of books are already up because Google worked out deals with individual publishers. I used it last week because some of the page numbers in my thesis got erased. I went to Google Print, pasted in a whole sentence from a book, and it popped up the book and the page number. Pretty freakin’ incredible.