Paul Gooding of University College London talks about The Art of Google Books at DH2012 as part of his lecture The Myth of the New: Mass Digitization, Distant Reading and the Future of the Book.
This I quite like. It’s a Tumblr called The Art of Google Books, which is great. It just basically invites people to troll Google Books, finding random pages that just went wrong.
And this is an example: you can see the fingers down at the bottom of the page of the person who is doing it and it looks like they’re looking after the book, because they’ve got thimbles on, which is nice, but the page is basically useless. You can’t go back. This is a basket case. You can’t OCR that, ever.