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barythrin
April 22nd, 2014, 01:34 PM
New to me (probably been there for a while) but the first time I've ever seen that Google is apparently scanning in old news papers. (http://news.google.com/newspapers) Cool part is they also did OCR on it so it's searchable for computer or other topics. I had thought I found just an image earlier of a computer in an old classified ad but then started scrolling over and over and realized they scanned the entire paper lol.

luvit
April 22nd, 2014, 02:29 PM
They;ve been at it for quite awhile. I was reading one and it was a torn page. Someone put it back together with scotch tape. The OCR search feature still worked with that slightly-hacked tape-job. It made me wonder about the source of the newspaper since it was taped-up.