Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Text Search

The ability to run a search for words (try ctrl+f in your browser) has changed our relationship with the written word.

OCR (Optical Character Recognition -thank you Liz) has made it possible to text search books. That, more than anything else, will cause the death of the page and the rise of the ebook.

It's funny, my great great grand, to live in this technological time. Will you hold and read a paper book?

1 comment:

Andy said...

I was reading http://stephen.wolfram.usesthis.com/
he can search 20 years worth of his own keystrokes, genius?