Have you ever had the experience of trying to Google a physical object?
So today I’m thumbing through my JPEG2000 Image Compression book – which is massively dog-eared by now – trying to find something (and no it isn’t in the index, I checked), and I absent mindedly Googled for it. This was done without any conscious thought on my part, just like if you want to find something, Google it. After I did it, I sat there amazed, for two reasons; first, how stupid was it that I thought I could Google a physical object like a book (!), and second, it worked (!!).
Turns out Google actually scanned this exact book and indexed it! How golden is that?
I wonder how long it will be before Google indexes everything? Of course they're indexing this page even as I create it, and you read it...