Daily Archives: September 9, 2010

Google Instant

Google Instant has been released. Google says this:

Our key technical insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds (a tenth of the time!) to glance at another part of the page. This means that you can scan a results page while you type.

It reminded me of this, from The Little Prince:

“Because they save a tremendous amount of time,” said the merchant. “Computations have been made by experts. With these pills, you save fifty-three minutes in every week.”

Google Instant will save me 2-5 seconds per search!

And what do I do with those 2-5 seconds?