Google Feud

Google Feud is a game about Google. Try to guess what suggestions are shown to complete searches like “the beatles are …” or “does my boss …”. The trick I guess is to think about what other people would ask Google most often or most recently and work from that.  


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YouTube find: Computers for cynics

Ted Nelson is one of the people who invented the Internet. Kind of. Computers for Cynics is a series of lo-fi video rants about the history of personal computers and the web, and about how it all went wrong. He has a unique perspective and tells a great story. Ted Nelson just sits in front of […]

Invention of the alphabetical order

That Cawdrey should arrange his words in alphabetical order, to make his Table Alphabeticall, was not self-evident. He knew he could not count on even his educated readers to be versed in alphabetical order, so he tried to produce a small how-to manual. He struggled with this: whether to describe the ordering in logical, schematic […]

The major problem encountered in time travel

One of the major problems encountered in time travel is not that of accidentally becoming your own father or mother. There is no problem involved in becoming your own father or mother that a broad-minded and well-adjusted family can’t cope with. There is no problem about changing the course of history—the course of history does […]

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