Kenneth Goldsmith writes about a “small but thriving subculture” that documents glitches in Google Books’ scanning process: http://nyr.kr/1eZqY1r
“Because of the speed and volume with which Google is executing the project, the company can’t possibly identify and correct all of the disturbances in what is supposed to be a seamless interface. There’s little doubt that generations to come will be stuck with both these antique stains and workers’ hands.”
Above: “Special Collection” (2009), by Benjamin Shaykin. Photo by the Library of the Printed Web.