Joel Mokyr, professor of economics and history at Northwestern University, compares the importance of Amazon.com’s new Search Inside the Book capability with the invention of the encyclopedia. To search the contents of 120,000 books, simply enter a phrase into Amazon’s regular search box. For more details on how this works, see Amazon’s help page.
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