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March 07, 2005

Google Desktop Search: Yawn?

Rob Hof

I've found Google's just-outta-beta desktop search tool pretty useful, if not perfect. But Dave Winer makes some pithy arguments against hailing it as a big deal, let alone a blow against the empire. Winer's first criticism: "Most of my work is stored on the net so I can find it where ever I am, so while I needed desktop search a few years ago, Google's came too late to make a difference." I suspect Google Desktop Search will be more appealing to those of us who haven't yet managed to get completely untethered from our PCs. But it just goes to show that beating Microsoft to the punch still may not be good enough.

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I'm sure you don't have Digital Video

that would be hard to do completely on the net.

I have my own Desktop Search.

The most significant option is "Random"

It can pick a random video clip (I have lots)

Then pick a random start point.

Then play in Slow-Motion for a few more seconds.

Then freeze on the final frame for a few more.

I can flash through my old black and white

family photo's (700+ in 35 seconds -full screen)

Instead of thumbnails for my videos, I can play

the first 5 or so seconds from each.

It's a notepad and a lot more.

Posted by: Doug Pederson at November 16, 2005 07:34 PM


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