Monday, September 08, 2008

Let your fingers do the walking: The original social network directory

Google celebrated its 10th birthday as a company late last week. When you command 70% of search, it's sometimes hard to remember a time before search, when looking up information about a business or an individual wasn't as anytime, anywhere, anyone a proposition as it seems today.

In fact, imagine a time in 1878 when the first phone book was published in New Haven 40 pages, it didn't even include phone numbers! It did, of course, contain ads.

An interesting point in time in the journey to organize the world's our fingertips.

(see video at IEEE. Phone book segment begins approximately 58 seconds in)

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