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Posted by Lizzie on 12/06/06

Sadly, we cannot give our books away to be scanned to Google Book Search or Microsoft’s Live Search Books, lacking, poor souls that we are, an ISBN. (Buy it here, though–there are only 10 copies left! No joke.) But the Powells books blog has a funny:

Never one to be outdone by lesser mortals, Microsoft is going head-to-head with Google by launching the beta of Live Search Books, its own book search engine, today.

Somebody, somewhere, is very excited about this whole book-search-on-the-Internet trend. Me, not so much. But this caught my attention:

As part of its defense in the U.S. lawsuit filed by The Authors Guild, Google has subpoenaed several other companies that have book scan projects, including Microsoft, Yahoo and Amazon. While Amazon and Yahoo have issued objections to the subpoena, Microsoft has not yet issued a formal response…

What’s that all about? It’s like Dr. Doom subpoenaing Lex Luthor, Doctor Octopus, and the Joker to testify at his trial that his plot to conquer the world is no more nefarious than any other master villain’s scheme.

A commenter points out:

Um, dude, like, the Joker can’t be in the same trial as the others, dude, ’cause, like, he’s DC and the others are Marvel…unless this is, like, a crossover series, dude, with collectible covers and stuff…

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