TECHNOLOGY: An idea who’s time has past?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/05/business/in-internet-age-postal-service-struggles-to-stay-solvent-and-relevant.html

Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount
By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
Published: September 4, 2011

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The United States Postal Service has long lived on the financial edge, but it has never been as close to the precipice as it is today: the agency is so low on cash that it will not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month and may have to shut down entirely this winter unless Congress takes emergency action to stabilize its finances.

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An idea who’s time has past?

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TECHNOLOGY: “Internet Archive”

http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-internet-archive-tries-to-get-digital-copy-of-every-web-page-printed-book-20110825,0,6876833.story

“Internet Archive” Tries to Get Digital Copy of Every Web Page & Printed Book

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Robert Miller is director of books for the archive, he’s helping bring Khale’s vision to life. Miller says that since he was a boy, Brewster yearned to recreate the ancient library of Alexandria, said to house 20-30% of the world’s knowledge under one roof.

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An amazing accomplishment.

How do they handle “copyright”?

http://openlibrary.org/

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