Scoble asks if Yahoo is working on a desktop search product. Of course he doesn't really expect me to answer that, does he? :-)
I'm reminded of the "I'd tell you, but I'd have to kill you." scene from Top Gun.
But it does remind me that several folks have e-mailed me to ask why I haven't posted anything on the Google Desktop Search tool. There are two reasons:
- I've been really busy. This week, being the first for the new job, has been like drinking from a firehose. So much to learn, think about, and do. And bad ideas to stop before they grow.
- I haven't used it. I own exactly one Windows computer for the purpose of running exactly one application: SeeYou. If it existed for Linux or the Mac, I'd sell that computer off.  Perhaps KFLog will get there someday?
However, I do wonder who's going to be the first to follow Google's example and build a decent desktop search tool for Mac OS X and one for Linux. Ideally, it'd also work seamlessly in the browser--just like I'm hearing Google's does. And who's going to be the first to make one that's home-network aware. One that can coordinate searching across my Powerbook, Linux boxes, and that Windows box too.
 The funny thing is that I just recently ordered a Windows notebook at work. After 2.5 years of not having a Windows box at my desk, I've regressed. Why? Because now I'm working with a lot of people who throw Microsoft Office documents around on a very regular basis. So it'll simply make my life easier. It also means that I'll be "officially" supported on the wireless network at work, instead of being an outsider with my Powerbook on the lame "guest" network that has surprisingly few ports open.
Posted by jzawodn at October 17, 2004 01:50 AM