Friday, February 29, 2008

a sign of the times ?

today, for the first time in my life, I used Google to locate an item in my own room. And it worked.

Explanation: I was looking for an article I'd written on the Gates foundation funding initiative for malaria. All my articles are nicely filed in 5 big lever arch files, chronological order, on my shelf. Trouble is I remembered the title but couldn't remember which year the piece appeared (for most pieces I vaguely remember the year and the season), so it could have taken me some time to go through the publication lists or the files.

So I googled for the title, found the year and had the piece within 2 minutes. Magic.

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