Wednesday, October 27, 2004


Niall Kennedy posts about Delicious Library, a clever and gorgeous Mac OSX application that keeps track of the books, music, and video titles you own. It's a fantastic use of the Amazon Web Services API.

Udi Manber (former "Chief Algorithms Officer" at, now CEO of A9) motivated Amazon's Search Inside the Book feature by saying:
    "Why not have users take pictures of their bookshelf? We could scan the images, extract the titles, and then let them search the entire text of the books they own."
Delicious Library is a promising step toward that goal.

Interesting how Amazon's extensive web services API is spurring innovation outside of Amazon.

Update: John Siracusa has a detailed review of Delicious Library.

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