TypicalSurfer - 1:27 pm on Dec 2, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm not wholly comfortable with google stepping up as the new Ministry of Information but the market will be the final arbiter of that role. Making the worlds information available via a search engine worked for them, we'll have to see if their new gig does.
People like choice and enjoy the hunt, the google/gov't partnership as it relates to "knowledge" may just be perceived by many as "officialdom", not very interesting nor necessarily useful and hey, nothing says "wow factor" like government publications. lol