Thursday, May 27, 2010

What does that word mean?

I may not like their politics, but I love their products. Google that is.

My web browser is "Chrome". And like other web browsers, they probably all offer this little trick:

If, when reading an article, and you don't understand a word, highlight it (left click and drag mouse over the word), then right click and you'll be given the option to search "Google" for that word. After reading the definition, go back to reading the rest of the article.

You know, it's such a small thing, but I think it's another way the internet is making us smarter. Before, when reading a book, I may go to the dictionary to find the definition, but I had to be motivated to do so.

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