The Open Library Is Magnificent

In general, the Internet Archive is a wonder and delight. They should get orders of magnitude more funding. They do a lot of what Google should do or sorta claims to do.

The Open Library contains scans of books you can check out and read in their surprisingly nice browser based ebook reader or as a PDF.

I was just chatting with someone about Jean Anouilh’s Antigone which is one of my favourite plays. My copies are in a box in PA. I am not in PA. I could grab some fragments off Google Books but there’s a collection for borrowing in the library. It’s like magic, but without compromising my privacy.