Googled… A primer

Worth a listen…

Media critic Ken Auletta tracks the development of Google from a search engine created in a garage in 1998 to the provider of all things Internet in his new book Googled: The End of the World As We Know It.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120009107

Comments

  1. Dr. T Fedak says

    This was an excellent podcast, thanks for sharing the link. The punctuated innovation of keyword searching has drastically altered the way we access, use, and value information… and this of course has important implications to learning/teaching. For any new curriculum management system that comes to Dalhousie, I believe a central requirement includes internal content searching. Keyword tagging is a nice feature, but should not be the primary way (file) information is categorized and accessed. We need to “see” into the content, and the more powerful the view, the richer our perspective.

    TF