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 A monthly blog for those that like to think outside the search box!

 

Back to the Future...

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Our last blog in October 2014 looked back at 2004, when the Windows Desktop became a battleground for search.

It seems appropriate now with October 2015 being the famous month from the film "Back to the Future"* that we look at what's coming in the future - 'where we're going, we don't need roads'...

Desktop Wars

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Last month we looked at the pioneers of desktop search on the PC; Zylab, ISYS and dtSearch. Over a decade later on 14 October 2004 Google Desktop Search was released, in the same month Microsoft announced its intention of offering search software by the end of that year, the desktop war was in full swing...

Pioneers of desktop search

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September marks the anniversary of the founding of a company which is a notable pioneer of desktop search; their claim to fame is that they released the first full-text retrieval software (what the world now calls desktop search!) for the PC...

Sinclair's Spectrum

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Last month we looked at Colossus the first electronic digital computer, fast forward to July 1961 and Sir Clive Sinclair (born July 1940) launched Sinclair Radionics. This British company produced a number of miniature transistor radio kits, digital calculators, digital watches before venturing into the computer market...

Searching for Flowers in June

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In June 1944 the first of the Colossus Mk 2 computers was put into operation at Bletchley Park, England. Colossus was the first electronic programmable digital computer....