donderdag 2 januari 2003

The New York Times

Postcards From Planet Google


AT Google's squat headquarters off Route 101, visitors sit in the lobby, transfixed by the words scrolling by on the wall behind the receptionist's desk: animaci�n japonese, Harry Potter, pens�es et po�mes, associa��o brasileira de normas t�cnicas. The projected display, called Live Query, shows updated samples of what people around the world are typing into Google's search engine. The terms scroll by in English, Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, French, Dutch, Italian - any of the 86 languages that Google tracks.

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