Google Book Search Updated With Magazines
Having already scanned what seems like thousands of articles up to this point, Google's developers have included -- in the Book Search -- titles such as Ebony, Popular Mechanics and Men's Health. Our friends over at Download Squad are talking about problematic past attempts to archive magazines online. Of course, Google's operation -- unlike that of Mygazines Online -- is entirely above board, the company having negotiated with its featured titles' publishers.
Although the archive's current offerings look a little bit too much like a waiting room magazine rack for our tastes, Google does imply that, over time, more and more titles will become available. Regardless, though, reading a 1972 Jet cover story on Al Green is pretty dang cool in our books. [From: Google Blog]