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December 20th, 2001

Google Catalog Search

What do you think of Google’s Catalog Search?

The search engine runs through a myriad of mail order catalogs, searching for whatever terms you enter, and returns the actual pages to you with your search terms highlighted. The technology is pretty cool, but I question its usefulness.

On the other hand, I’d love to see a product manual search that works the same way; I have about 500 misplaced electronic product manuals around the house, and if I could have access to digital versions with OCR searching… I’d pay for that. -pm

Posted in Technology

FROM: adam
DATE: Sunday December 23, 2001 -- 11:42:42AM
Hear Hear!
I just tried to find a manual for my electronic thermostat on Honeywell's site(s) It took me (no b/s) at least twenty minutes trying to find it. Someone should start an email petition that can be sent to google...

DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 4:06:21 pm

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