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Archive for December, 2004

Google reads my mind

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

Google is beta testing a new search feature called Google Suggest that tries to anticipate what you want before you finish asking for it. As you type characters in the search field, Google displays a list of the most popular searches that match. I was listening to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Tertiary Phase) this morning, so I decided to start typing the name of that show’s creator and see how quickly Google Search could figure out what I was after. By the time I had typed “dou”, I was looking at a list of suggestions that included “Douglas Adams.” Pretty impressive!

Top of the charts

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

Merriam-Webster has announced its list of the top ten words of the year for 2004, and the number one word on that list is: blog.