“The Alexandrian Fantasy” at Amazon.com

Rael and Xeni are discussing Amazon.com’s new searchable book archive:

Starting today, you can find books at Amazon.com based on every word inside them, not just on matches to author or title keywords. Search Inside the Book — the name of this new feature — searches the complete inside text of more than 120,000 books — all 33 million pages of them. And since we’ve integrated Search Inside the Book into our standard search, using it is as easy as entering a search term in our regular search box

This looks like it could be very cool indeed. Wired magazine has already published an interesting online article (thanks to Xeni at BoingBoing for this link) on this feature before publishing it in their print edition. The article will appear in print form in a few weeks, but the timeliness of the news forced early online publication.