June 26, 2006
The EU is establishing a digital library, with cooperation from museums and libraries around Europe.
I am interested in the difference in reaction between this and Google's attempt. I have never even heard of the EU effort in the media. Why don't Europeans care? Why do Americans care so much?
I'm tempted to put it down to a European-sharing stereotype, which is interested in shared culture and cultural heritage, versus an American individual-centred protection of wealth regime.
It must be more than that, but I just can't see it.