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Old September 9 2010, 03:09 PM   #16
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Re: Google Instant

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It's not bad. A cool change that probably required a lot of effort on their part, but will minimally impact us for the better.
Just "not bad?"

It's mind blowing to watch happen!
It might be technically impressive, but it doesn't really impact my searches much. Unless I'm truly uncertain what I'm looking for, I'll probably be typing things in before I look at the results. That's why I can't fault them, but I'm not wowed by this.
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Old September 9 2010, 03:19 PM   #17
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Re: Google Instant

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I won't be satisfied until I get a morning email with all my search results for the upcoming day.
I am working on that, when I get my PhD I'll notify you
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Old September 9 2010, 03:22 PM   #18
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Re: Google Instant

Holy cognitive dissonance, Batman.

Because it generates results while you type, by the time you've gotten to the last character it has kept up with you, and you don't actually need to hit enter. The enter key does nothing; my search results are already sitting there a split second before my finger automatically hits return.

It's just a matter of getting used to it, but at the moment it's all a bit unheimlich.
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Old September 9 2010, 03:34 PM   #19
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I must say, the google suggestions have considerably slowed my searching down, because I find myself typing to slowly and scanning the list to see where it comes up. More out of interest than any desire to actually save time by clicking on the suggestion in the list.
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Old September 9 2010, 03:42 PM   #20
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It's certainly better than their new image search.
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Old September 9 2010, 05:56 PM   #21
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It's certainly better than their new image search.
True. But then so is stubbing your toe.
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Old September 9 2010, 10:56 PM   #22
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I won't be satisfied until I get a morning email with all my search results for the upcoming day.
I am working on that, when I get my PhD I'll notify you
Shouldn't you have notified me already?
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Old September 10 2010, 02:36 AM   #23
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It's cool, but since I never actually take the extra step and go to the Google page to search, it probably won't ever impact me. I just use the address bar in Chrome, which is also a Google search...
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Old September 10 2010, 03:23 AM   #24
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I dunno...it seems more distracting than anything.

Don't get me wrong...I really like this effect in small, controlled playing fields. The Mac OS X help menu does this within an application, for example. It works well there because everything in the help menu is related to that program you're using. It's all somewhat relevant.

Similarly, I enjoy it on the Apple.com store because, well, there are only so many Apple products and many of them are similar to each other.

So I like it in a small pool.

But what happens in the ocean? What happens when you apply it to the ENTIRE internet? It means that you often get flung from one end of the universe to the other just by adding a few letters. That's a lot different than going from "Macbook" to "Macbook Pro."

The random ping-ponging on such a wide court makes me ask "what good is this doing me?"

I don't really have an answer.
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Old September 10 2010, 09:51 AM   #25
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It's doing it to me now. It really is distracting.
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Old September 10 2010, 01:13 PM   #26
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I tried it and think it's fine, but the thing I find funny is saying that it saves time. It's certainly more convenient in my opinion, and going from an average of 7 seconds for a search to 3 seconds may technically be 'saving time' but I think it's strange to refer to it that way.
Imagine coming home from work:

Me:Hi honey! I'm home!
Wife: You're early today!
Me: Yeah! Google Instant saved me lots of time today! Over 18 seconds! Hey! What's the mailman doing here!?!!?

I'm just saying that people know it'll of course be a bit faster, but saying it saves time is like extolling the new Triple Whopper as being Sugar Free.
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Old September 10 2010, 05:46 PM   #27
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Re: Google Instant

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I dunno...it seems more distracting than anything.

The random ping-ponging on such a wide court makes me ask "what good is this doing me?"

I don't really have an answer.
+1

I haven't tried it myself yet, but this is exactly my hunch.

(and your post probably just saved me more time typing than google instant ever will... )
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