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Online Comics => Escape From Terra => Topic started by: Bob G on November 29, 2011, 01:53:26 am

Title: Google?
Post by: Bob G on November 29, 2011, 01:53:26 am
They still have Google in EFT? Wow! Talk about persistence!

Or has Google become a generic term like aspirin or cellophane?
Title: Re: Google?
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on November 29, 2011, 03:36:05 am
My guess? had to send a message out through the fourth wall  and could not think of a cute way to merge "tanglenet" and "google".

(personally, I've been hella happy with Duck Duck Go)

They still have Google in EFT? Wow! Talk about persistence!

Or has Google become a generic term like aspirin or cellophane?
Title: Re: Google?
Post by: Slamlander on November 29, 2011, 06:58:19 am
I thought that they had scramble-net or something like that. I wouldn't expect google to be around 500 years, or even the phrase.
Title: Re: Google?
Post by: SandySandfort on November 29, 2011, 09:20:15 am
I thought that they had scramble-net or something like that.

They have the tanglenet, which is just the instantaneous version of the internet. Just as with the internet, there will be many net-based service providers.

I wouldn't expect google to be around 500 years, or even the phrase.

I don't know where you came up with 500 years, EFT is set around the turn of the next century. I see no reason to believe that Google won't be here in 90 years. For 107 years we have been "dialing" telephones; after 125 years, we still drink Coca Cola; and after 142 years, we still eat Campbell's Soup. Paradoxically, thinking about the future requires historical perspective.
Title: Re: Google?
Post by: UncleRice on November 29, 2011, 09:28:16 am
Googleing may be like the word "cretin". The original Cretins have been gone for 3 or 4 thousand years, but the word still carries the meaning the Athenians gave it.
Title: Re: Google?
Post by: macsnafu on November 29, 2011, 03:20:43 pm
It's the other currently active strip, Quantum Vibe, that's some 500 years in the future.
Title: Re: Google?
Post by: ContraryGuy on December 01, 2011, 09:15:52 pm
I thought that they had scramble-net or something like that. I wouldn't expect google to be around 500 years, or even the phrase.

I love your signature!  But I'l bet i'm the only one here that does.   ;D
Title: Re: Google?
Post by: Frank B. on December 02, 2011, 08:09:20 am
I thought that they had scramble-net or something like that. I wouldn't expect google to be around 500 years, or even the phrase.

The relationship between tanglenet and google is the same as between your ISP and google.  That is, one provides a transport service for information to travel from one place to another, and the other provides a search interface into a massive, ever-growing database of information indexed by what is requested the most.  Whether or not the company Google, is still around 100 years from now... well that might be science fiction.  ;)
Title: Re: Google?
Post by: macsnafu on December 02, 2011, 08:57:56 am
I thought that they had scramble-net or something like that. I wouldn't expect google to be around 500 years, or even the phrase.

The relationship between tanglenet and google is the same as between your ISP and google.  That is, one provides a transport service for information to travel from one place to another, and the other provides a search interface into a massive, ever-growing database of information indexed by what is requested the most.  Whether or not the company Google, is still around 100 years from now... well that might be science fiction.  ;)

What would not be so implausible is that "Google" becomes a generic term for internet searching, like Kleenex became a generic term for tissue paper.
Title: Re: Google?
Post by: Apollo-Soyuz on December 02, 2011, 06:49:03 pm
The relationship between tanglenet and google is the same as between your ISP and google. 

Tell that to Tanglepedia (http://bigheadpress.com/eft?page=635)  ;-)

Title: Re: Google?
Post by: Frank B. on December 03, 2011, 09:44:43 pm
What would not be so implausible is that "Google" becomes a generic term for internet searching, like Kleenex became a generic term for tissue paper.

Good point, and appears to already have that status.  I've found several dictionaries which have already added the use of the word "google" as a verb to mean "a search for information on the Internet", regardless of the actual search service/engine used.

Title: Re: Google?
Post by: wdg3rd on December 04, 2011, 09:26:05 pm
What would not be so implausible is that "Google" becomes a generic term for internet searching, like Kleenex became a generic term for tissue paper.

Good point, and appears to already have that status.  I've found several dictionaries which have already added the use of the word "google" as a verb to mean "a search for information on the Internet", regardless of the actual search service/engine used.


Well, Yahoo or Altavista would have scanned poorly as transitive verbs.