All the books in the world, that is? They think so, and they have a pretty good track record (though not a perfect one). I was quite excited recently when I started getting lots of hits entering Russian search terms into Google Book Search. The latest stumbling block is a lawsuit filed by a group of publishers, but everyone seems to think it will be settled out of court. You can read all about it in Jeffrey Toobin’s article “Google’s Moon Shot” in the latest New Yorker. I won’t try to summarize it; I just want to mention one very odd feature of the printed version. Where the online text says “Google has become known for providing access to all of the world’s knowledge…,” the magazine itself says “Google has become known for 8; providing access to all of the world’s knowledge.” I presume the “8;” is a remnant of some type of coding, but it’s distressing that it managed to make it into print. Shape up, New Yorker!