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E-Books of the 1850s?

February 28, 2011

Click on image to enlarge it and view the data provided by Google on the use of the word ‘E-Book’ in those texts (dating from 1800) that it has digitzed .

Google’s NGram Viewer was launched online on 16th December 2010. Moretti surely, is gleeful. Of course the Google monopoly is no small concern in the context of the utopian aspirations of Open Access. Any thoughts on/decoder keys to the ‘raw data’ would be most welcome!


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