Friday, October 21, 2005

search, curiosity

interesting quote from a die zeit article on search, focusing on ask jeeves. [via john battelle]:

It's all about a kind of hunger which is still far from being satiated. Just like kids, most adults have their heads full of questions, but there's nobody at hand who knows more than them, so they stopped asking and learned to postpone their questions. Until Google appeared, the possibility to get an answer from the immense collection of human knowledge, from this Library of Babel, as the Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges dreamed, a collection which contains everything, all letters in every possible combination, all meaning and nonsense in all languages.

3 Comments:

At 1:06 PM, Blogger In the Crease said...

Kind of like your life, JHC, filled with meaning and nonsense.

I'm not sure if that's supposed to be a complement or an insult.

 
At 1:22 PM, Blogger Jesus Henry Christos said...

well, in that case, i would like to extend to you a very warm and heart felt 'go fuck yourself.'

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger In the Crease said...

thanks, but med school is already fucking me up the ass.

so here's to you, and hoping you don't get hit by a hurricane. what would we do without your fact-filled blog that reaches all of five readers? Four of whom write for the blog and the fifth who accidentally found it when he searched for "Olsen twins" or "gay animal porn".

 

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