Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How to Have Fun in Your Spare Time: Lesson 1

Since I am no longer in a position to continue the 'How to Have a Successful Career in Your Spare Time' series, I've decided to start up a new series. The first feature: Search Engines!

Search engines have changed the way I learn about and enjoy the world. And, they are a wonderful way to have fun in your spare time. What could be better than having at your fingertips a resource to answer just about anything my heart desires?

Sidenote: my favorite place to execute a search is when I desperately need to settle an argument with friends.

But, aside from their obvious utility, search engines offer a handy window into the minds of the rest of the world. Take, for example, the following search:
I'm just going to let you think about that one for a moment.

How about this one:

Seriously.

And have you checked out Wolfram Alpha yet? If not, watch the demo. You might want to call in sick for work right now, cause you're going to be distracted for a while.

2 Comments:

Blogger Hoop said...

So this is what semi-retired people do all day? So awesome...

July 22, 2009 at 1:00:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Jeremy said...

I am so happy that I was able to contribute in some way to the Observatori!

August 6, 2009 at 10:24:00 AM MDT  

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