Saturday, December 11, 2004

Google Suggest

update: UberGoogleGeek Kevin Gibbs blogs about it. Aaaah. that precious 20% time. Chris Wetherell also mentions a google thread.

Those google guys. so hot right now.

Google is testing a suggestion interface. It's neat. Apple Safari users, hit command-option-a while interacting with the page :) It looks like it uses various remote scripting tricks.

While a neat feature, i can see it be a nightmare to scale for such a large user base. You're looking at an HTTP request on each keystroke. GAH! On the other hand ... this might be a more realistic feature for someone much smaller to look into.

I've been meaning to add support for remote data sets to this guy. Here's to additional motivation.

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