I know it’s unusual for me to make posts about Google or any kind of web thing at all, but I can’t remain silent any longer. I wont attempt to use the word “semantics” because I don’t know what it means (I have since looked it up). With that being said, I will begin.
Maybe a month or so ago, maybe more, I noticed that on Google’s front page they spoke of catalogs.google.com that apparently would let me browse mail-order catalogues they have scanned. I was facinated, and amused. Tease me if you like if you’ve seen Fight Club, but since my girlfriend and I are getting an apartment next year, I went to the Ikea Catalogue and began perusing. It’s really quick, and offers a bunch of different page views. It will never replace the feeling I had at age ten, looking at Lego in the WishBook, but it’s still a fun service.
The ability to do a keyword search was quite interesting, and remarkably accurate considering they’re dealing with tiny-scanned-smudgy magazine font. I did get a few red herrings, but it made leafing more efficient.