August 31, 2006

Google Define: A Great Knowledge Tool

Google's definition function, on its search bar, is a great tool for researchers, students and knowledge seekers, alike.

I have always looked for a nice online dictionary like,, the free dictionary etc. But as soon as i started using Google's definition, it grew on me, as it is has an excellent source in wordnet of Princeton.

e.g. In Google search type, define:obscure

It's not just English words or phrases. You can try knowing about Computer terminlogoy e.g. define:USB or define:HTML, or Science terms, define:DNA

I don't think there is a better source that gives such an excellent selection of sources on the web, in one place.

The only way to know about the power of it, is by test driving it for a while. I'm sure most will love this. As a rule, i always have another browser window opened, just for Google definition. Happy Defining :)

Apple should release Safari for Windows

Why can't Apple release it's beautiful Safari web browser for Windows users?

It makes great sense, simply because, its a huge economic success for Firefox, it made close to $70 Million last year from having the Google serach bar on it. By releasing Safari for windows, Apple can atleast garner 10% marketshare in no time.

It tasted success with its iTunes music player for windows, translating the same success into the browser space is a no-brainer. Moreover, it helps Apple in bringing more people to Mac.

The development cost of Safari for Windows can easily be recovered in no time. It's about time Steve thought of releasing this piece, as it wins hands down as 'The Most used Application on the PC', today.