Thursday, October 14, 2004

a google of your own

Google just keeps pouring out the innovation - today they released the Google Desktop, which does for files on your computer (including email and webpages you've viewed) what Google does for the web. O'Reilly has more information on it here. If you choose to, Google Desktop will integrate its results with those of normal Google searches, so your own files will show up as hits.

The only problem I can see is that it is closely integrated with the twin horrors of Internet Explorer and Outlook, but maybe they plan to include the capability to search for all of the malware your machine is exposed to by those two programs.