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Most amazing thing I have seen on the internet

http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en

Matthew Cromer
Thursday, January 03, 2002

It's got your picture, too!

Johannes Bjerregaard
Thursday, January 03, 2002

Yeah, I noticed.

I'm not sure why but this tool stuns me more than the text search tools.  Maybe because I have been using search engines for a long time?  Maybe because pictures have such a magical power on our consciousness to take us places in an instant.

Using this tool I almost feel like I can travel the span of the globe in a second.

Matthew Cromer
Thursday, January 03, 2002

if you read slashdot you would have known about it months ago :)  they always post googles new innovations

razib kahn
Thursday, January 03, 2002

Who can "read" slashdot?  The most unworkable mess I have ever seen.

Matthew Cromer
Thursday, January 03, 2002

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/news/fog0000000108.html

Joel Spolsky
Thursday, January 03, 2002

as for slashdot, just check the headlines.  usually the links to the new google developments are there.

razib kahn
Thursday, January 03, 2002

It's a great service. But what's so amazing about it? They're not analyzing image content - just doing proximity comparisons. It's extremely well done - but I don't think it warrants "most amazing." Just my two cents.

Now I have been enjoyed their revamped Deja service - groups.google.com - especially because I'm able to see stuff I wrote in '83.

David Geller
Sunday, January 06, 2002

Of course the code is not so amazing.

The effect is what is amazing.  They have basically written a "universal explorer".  In the future you will be able to use a tool like this to travel anywhere and see anything.  Now it is 640 x 480 jpegs, in a few years it will be full-screen motion video.  Playing with this makes me feel like we are on the cusp of something we really don't begin to understand.

Matthew Cromer
Sunday, January 06, 2002

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