Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Internet Inventions

Microsoft - in its quest for an ever larger market share of everything - has redesigned its "Live Search" engine into something called "Bing."

The problem with most search engines is that they return *too many* results. And most of them are too vague. Bing supposedly offers you a level of detail and depth unrivaled by other companies.

Right now you can take a look at the preview ... it goes online for real tomorrow.



An "Unsend" button that removes that e-mail you shouldn't have sent from the reader's memory.

An expiration date stamped on all computers and accessories so we know exactly when they'll become obsolete.

A program that will give you back all the time you waste watching those You Tube videos.

A program that reminds you where you put that bookmark/favorite link you wanted to come back to later.

A cash slot that actually dispenses all the money your spam e-mail says you've won.

A pause button so we could take a day off here and there and still not miss anything new or cool.

[Chris White's Top Five on the Internet; edits by Mark Raymond]


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