Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Google "Life Search"

BBspot has a hilarious satire piece on Google "Life Search":
    Simply type in what you are looking for and Google Life Search will quickly locate that item. For example if I enter 'car keys' Life Search responds with the result 'In your pocket', and there they are right where it said! There is also a cached version to show you where your keys were."

    Several regular contributors to the tech site Slashdot posted reports of suspected problems in the new search algorithm saying they entered the term "life" and were presented with a "Result Not Found" error. They were presented, however, with several ads for internet dating services and online gaming sites.

    "This is the end of the personal privacy. Google now knows everything you read on the web, they search your e-mail and now they know about the dope hiding in your sock drawer."
Very funny, and a perfect followup to my previous post, Google Memex.

[via Andy Beal]

1 comment:

Derek said...

This sounds like a re-tread of the old Steven Wright routine:
"I called information and asked where my socks were."
"She said, check behind the couch."
"She was right!"