Re: [NGC4LIB] Google Ngram Results

Posting to NGC4LIB

On 12/03/2013 18:12, john g marr wrote:

On Tue, 12 Mar 2013, James Weinheimer wrote:

On 12/03/2013 01:46, Cindy Harper wrote:
I wonder if “googling” has taken the place of “[using a] search engine”?

Good idea

Remember “kleenix”?

Hi Jim:
I hope you meant “That seems possible” because it certainly not a “good idea” for a brand name to have the effect of stifling its competition just because it’s “cute.”


Thanks for catching that! It was a good idea for a term to search because it is used, but yes, I find it awful.

This reminds me of the way I felt when I saw that movie “Night at the Museum”. The scene when the museum nightwatchman wants to learn more about the exhibits and he goes to — Barnes and Noble! (or the bankrupt Borders, I can’t remember). That shocked me since he didn’t automatically go to the… library!

But even beyond that, how many movies and TV shows do we see where somebody needs some information so they go to Google, type in a couple of words and spend hours reading what they find. It is all exactly what they want, just like the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. I cannot remember a single TV show or movie–not that I see all that many–where anybody complains about not being able to find what they need on the web. It’s all there and findable, not with the push of a single button, but just type in a couple of words and you are looking at just what you want.