Google As A Knowledge Operating System
from the different-perspective dept
The folks at Microdoc news find more to write about concerning Google than you could possibly imagine. What’s even more surprising is that it’s consistently interesting. Their latest piece suggests that Google is really much more than a search engine. It’s becoming a knowledge operating system, handling all sorts of knowledge storage and retrieval tasks on the internet. Thinking about Google this way certainly opens up some of the possibilities for Google, both from an end-user perspective as well as for folks internal to Google. So, of course, the next question is how long until Microsoft views Google as a threat and tries to do something about it?
Comments on “Google As A Knowledge Operating System”
Google is probably the most powerful information manipulation system in public operation, yet it posses a greater threat to Oracle. The beauty behind Google is that it rapidly retrieves and allows the user to manipulate data extremely efficiently: therefore Google could be the end of Oracle.
Nonsense. What google does and what oracle (and all the other DB vendors of course) are not even similar. Google is great for finding single pieces of information from a huge amount of dissimilar information. Oracle etc. are great for dealing with enormous quantities of similar information.
Google vs. Microsoft
Access to Google is far more important than access to any OS or application/tool.
Microsoft makes (mediocre) hammers. Google helps design buildings.
Google is a search engine, why the need to dream up new, inacurate terminology? It’s like saying my cat is a Flea Transporter Unit (TM). True, but so what?
Knowledge is managed in a variety of ways. That weblog takes a long time to say absolutely nothing.