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Holy Information Revolution, Batman!

zengeneral just showed me Google Print.

Holy crap.

I must have sald that half a dozen times...

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Banazir

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myng_rabbyt
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
Ah, Information Revolution.

I love being an information scientist. It's never boring, as far as I'm concerned. Wouldn't you agree?
banazir
Nov. 4th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
Information Science
Indeed, be it CS, Library Sciences, or Information Systems.

Like kakarigeiko said: people need to understand that it's exciting and meaningful and full of deep, useful ideas, that there is no magic or mysticism about getting things to work... that the magic and mystique is in the emergent properties of information automation: discovery, metareasoning, abstraction, autonomy, and scalable complex systems.

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Banazir
myng_rabbyt
Nov. 9th, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Information Science
Exactly. And those are the reasons I'm attracted to it. Not because I long to amass and guard information--rather, I desire to organize it and make it accessible to all peoples.
masteralida
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
I find that very cool... but I also find myself mesmerized by the bouncy Willy Wonka. I think I'll just sit here and stare at him.
mariediocre
Nov. 4th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
!!! Same here! The Wonka has me under his spell...
banazir
Nov. 4th, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
WonkaWonkaWonkaWonkaWonkaWonkaWonkaWonka
HappyHappyHappyHappy!

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Banazir
orangerful
Nov. 4th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
soooo...I don't think I get it. Maybe it's because I work in a library so I know lots of ways to find books...but I don't really get this. I mean, I typed in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and the top books that came up weren't even Buffy books, they were media studies books that maybe mentioned the buffster. Should the first few hits be the media studies books that focus entirely on buffy? Hm.

Want to explain to me what the big deal is here? Cuz I can get you a citation and a link to Amazon in just about the same amount of time.
poovanna
Nov. 4th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC)
Google print
It's great for techie books. But I didn't have any luck while searching for novels and poetry.
sui_degeneris
Nov. 4th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
Well...
It looks as if it would be easier to search tables of contents and full text using Google Print than Amazon. And the keywords are highlighted when you look at the pages.

I can see that this would come in fairly useful for someone who remembers a chapter heading, and the look of the cover, but is completely blanking on the name of the book itself.

Banazir's example of "machine learning" isn't all that great, since most of the books retrieved have "machine learning" in the title. You might as well go straight to Amazon at that point. But perhaps the phrase in question is "generative models". Google Print may well deliver the answer faster than a shotgun search in Amazon, or a cross-your-fingers-and-hope-someone-included-contents-notes search in OCLC.

There's more information at http://print.google.com/intl/en/googleprint/about.html

It's worth keeping an eye on, I suppose. (And actually, I'm going to revisit some of cavlec's writings on this, since I'm pretty sure she's talked about this a bit at http://cavlec.yarinareth.net/ )
mariediocre
Nov. 4th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
... That icon still makes me go o.O

Just, you know, for the record and your entertainment. *grin*

Still going strong with Nano?
banazir
Nov. 4th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeess...
Yes, yes, and yes. :-D

And you?

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Banazir
tmehlinger
Nov. 4th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
By the beard of Zeus, that's amazing!!
banazir
Nov. 4th, 2005 11:40 pm (UTC)
"By the beard of Zeus"
lolol, that's a good oath.

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Banazir
scionofgrace
Nov. 5th, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)
::picks jaw up off the ground:: Coooool...
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