google print is no more 11.18.2005, 8:06 AM
posted by ben vershbow
Not the program, of course, just the name. From now on it is to be known as Google Book Search. "Print" obviously struck a little too close to home with publishers and authors. On the company blog, they explain the shift in emphasis:
No, we don't think that this new name will change what some folks think about this program. But we do believe it will help a lot of people understand better what we're doing. We want to make all the world's books discoverable and searchable online, and we hope this new name will help keep everyone focused on that important goal.
K.G. Schneider on November 19, 2005 3:13 PM:
I predict everyone will begin calling it Google Books, as I have. I know they're being careful about avoiding the appearance of hegemony, but Google Book Search is one syllable and one word longer than most Google projects. Not that this matters!