This fragment of a sentence is emblematic of the absolute cluelessness of the organization’s alleged leadership:
Since creating a search engine is rather simple
What the fuck?
Do they think a search engine is no more than the Search function they use in Microsoft Word or Open Office?
What the hell is wrong with the leadership of this Guild?
How is it possible to have leadership this inept, this ignorant, this clueless?
You have given away trillions of dollars of valuable metadata! You have condemned all current and future writers to peonage! You have annihilated the publishing industry completely!
All of you: RESIGN! TODAY!
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Reject The Google Book Search Settlement!