Recently, Steve Cisler, went to the headquarters of the Internet Archive, an Internet library with permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.
The Internet Archive is a great resource for exploring the digital past, and was a fellow Tech Award Laureate in 2007. More to the point, the Internet Archive ♥ One Laptop Per Child's wondrous eBook technology. Just check out Steve's video about his trip:Yes, that's Brewster Kahle rhapsodizing about the 200dpi dual mode XO screen and how it can render book scans beautifully, showing the actual design of the book. He estimates that any book can be an electronic book for about $10-20 - doesn't that make you want to donate $100 to digitize your favorite books?
And I have to agree with Brewster, OLPC has designed a convenient, mass produced, inexpensive, and open ebook platform. He is right to say that the XO laptop may be the best opportunity to get a digital Library of Alexandria to the world.