Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Google’s 200-year news archive


It’s not quite up to snuff yet, but Google News can now look back at news from the last 200 years. Most of it seems to hit a paywall, but that’s not Google’s fault. I’m of the opinion that old news should be in the public domain regardless, since it isn’t exactly a hot commodity anymore….but with enough time, Google’s aggregators will sniff out the free stuff anyway.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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