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May 19, 2004 8:40 AM   Subscribe

The John Markoff of the New York Times [registration required] reports that Google plans to roll-out a text and file search tool code-named Puffin for finding information stored on PCs. The move is seen as a defensive one; Microsoft plans to include PC searching in its new operating system, scheduled to be released in 2006 (at the earliest).
posted by tranquileye (7 comments total)

 
How is this revolutionary?

grep, find, and locate.
posted by pjdoland at 10:00 AM on May 19, 2004


pjdoland, who said it was "revolutionary"?

I, for one, welcome our... oh, never mind.
posted by e.e. coli at 10:10 AM on May 19, 2004


I'm a jaded net user. If it's not revolutionary, who cares?
posted by smackfu at 10:30 AM on May 19, 2004


That's odd. I could've sworn I had been searching my hard drives in Windows already with the Search... on the Start Menu.
posted by codger at 11:13 AM on May 19, 2004


Feh, Markoff is the same jerkoff who demonized Kevin Mitnick for cash.
posted by dr_dank at 12:00 PM on May 19, 2004


The John Markoff? THE John Markoff?
posted by deadcowdan at 1:04 PM on May 19, 2004 [1 favorite]


Feh, Markoff is the same jerkoff who demonized Kevin Mitnick for cash.

"Demonized" might be a little harsh; the story had some dramatic flair, of course, but that's what made it a good read. And Markoff really is a nice guy.
posted by shinynewnick at 1:06 PM on May 19, 2004


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