I subscribe to GHacks RSS feed and today found about a new feature out
of Google-Labs http://www.google.com/squared/
Whenever I look at a new search engine I usually start by entering
"Notetab" just to see what comes up.
Not very useful in this case, so I instead searched for [text editor].
Google Squared automatically suggested these "columns"(attributes):
Image Description Date License Platform
And initially filled in these seven "rows": Emacs EmEditor TextMate
NEdit JEdit Notepad UltraEdit
I manually added as columns "features" and "version" and as a row
"notetab" then ask for its next 10 suggested text editors to be added
The result is here:
Once built and if logged in, you can save the table for later use,
add/delete columns (info you want to see for each row), add/delete rows
(items you want to see compared against similar entries).
You may not be as impressed as I am but this seems to be seriously neat
especially when/if it gets more developed. Google [google squared] for
other opinions from those not as easily impressed as I am :-)
"Erick Schonfeld" ("Erick Schonfeld") wrote (in part) (on 2009-06-03
> Google is taking a step towards taking all the messy, unstructured
> on the Web and putting it into neat little, labeled boxes. Literally,
> what Google Squared <http://www.google.com/squared> does. First
> at last month’s Searchology event, Google Squared is now live. You
can try it out.
> Google Squared is an experimental search engine that is in its own
> in something like “planets” < http://www.google.com/squared/search?q=planets
> and the results come up as grid with the planet names, images, a short
> description, the equatorial surface, and the mean density. It only
> identify seven planets, and those include Pluto and Ceres. (Where’s
> This is still very experimental. But you can add more rows and
columns. When you
> click on the the “add” box under the planet names, for instance,, it
> suggest the missing ones. Or you can add yor own category, and then
it will fill
> in the other boxes in that row. You can also add a column. It suggests
> categories such as “Date of Discovery” and “Escape velocity” (which
> to know if you are planning to visit and want to ever return).
> But how would you get to one of these planets? Well, you would need a
> < http://www.google.com/squared/search?q=spaceship >, of course
Regards ... Alec (buralex@gmail & WinLiveMess - alec.m.burgess@skype)
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