Google Books Ruins History

I had a bout of insanity last night and went looking through Google Books to see if there ever was a Life magazine cover like the one shown in the Pan Am TV series:

It was miserable experience, with Google Books search being as frustratingly-bad to use as Google search itself has become.

And to make matters even worse, I came across a horrifying result.

This is a photo from Life magazine (I’ve had to clone it; the embed code for it won’t work here):

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And this is how that appears in Google Books (combined image):

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These are the separate images:

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And these are the original pages:

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What the hell happened that a page is ripped like that? Who provided the source material? And was that its original condition?

With Google Books offering the archive of Life magazine now, it becomes the source record. And what’s shown above is just damned unacceptable.

This is history being flushed down the toilet!


Filed under Google, TV

2 responses to “Google Books Ruins History

  1. Errr…the sun the is monopoly of Energy on our planet. Once it dies we all die. My point, sometimes you have to take a step back and look at the bigger picture or else you risk becoming the hero of a lesser cause. Don’t stop thinking and keep on writing. Cheers.

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