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Early version of Google

This was the early version of Google. Using these humble wooden drawers, generations of scholars and researchers, desperate students and cunning spies, despairing parents and fanatical bibliophiles, and every other shape and size of reader delved into the depth and breadth of human understanding.

Something worth considering: Google contains only a fraction of the knowledge once cataloged by card catalogs. Technology has digitized and indexed only that which is easy to digitize and index; most journal articles, newspaper articles, books, scientific papers, notebooks and other written material are still confined to physical forms, and unknown to Internet search engines.

How I miss card catalogs.

The humble card catalog was the early version of Google. These wooden drawers held the wonder's of the world's past and the future of the universe.
The humble card catalog was the early version of Google. These wooden drawers held the wonder’s of the world’s past and the future of the universe.

The real meaning of Bing

Yes, I know Microsoft’s explanation, but their explanation makes no sense at all. Real meaning of Bing (full size)

Microsoft has tried almost everything to spice up their search service, including renaming it to Bing. Bing: the sound of quiet desperation.
Microsoft has tried almost everything to spice up their search service, including renaming it to Bing. Bing: the sound of quiet desperation.

On the road to Mac OS X Lion: the untold story

The Apple versus Google rivalry revealed! I took this photo at San Diego Zoo. On the road to Mac OS X Lion (full size).

Story of how Google got the Panda code name, leaving Apple with the code name of Lion for Mac OS X
Story of how Google got the Panda code name, leaving Apple with the code name of Lion for Mac OS X