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Old 09-10-2007, 01:13 PM   #12
Steven Lyle Jordan
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I'd rather not have any government involved in anything that's not a government function. By definition, the flow of ideas is most definitely not a government function.
Maybe not, but providing access to a Universal Library (through taxation) would be seen as promoting and supporting Education, which is a government function (in the US).


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I'd far rather see someone like Google (Their motto is "Don't be (too) evil" after all! You don't get that kind of a promise from a government!) succeed in this sort of thing.
Better for a non-profit organization with some international govt oversight to do it. As well-intentioned as Google may be, for example, if someday a new CEO comes in and redefines what is "too evil", and they go over to the Dark Side, we are stuck with an evil organization holding a monopoly over the world's books, and no outside control over them.
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