Decrease in Search Engine Use

NIELSEN ONLINE ANNOUNCES OCTOBER U.S. SEARCH SHARE RANKINGS

The above result shows that 2% decrease in search engine use.

This might be just an occasional drop, but here is a question: eventually will people stop searching?

In very far future, search will be only performed by people with special skills or needs, or just performed by machines?

Now people do search by themselves.

But, in the future, who will do search on the net?

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Interesting Article on a Japanese Cosmetic Giant

Here is the link to the article: 

Saishunkan Cosmetics – Customer care trumps a factory

The article talks about the company called Saishunkan Seiyaku.

Definition: Design Thinking

What is design thinking?

I found this quote at metacool.

Design thinking is about creating better things, while traditional analytic thinking is about choosing between things.

I like it.

What I miss most lately

Some spare time to watch movies.

I can read books during my commute.

I can listen to music during my commute too.

I have short scattered and chopped-up spare times everyday for checking the net.

I have about a couple of hours with my kid for weekday.

But, I don’t have time for movies.

KORG DS-10

My recent gadget is KORG DS-10.  It is a DS software.  What is it?  It is a port of the analog synthesizer from KORG called MS-10.  Check this video and see how cool it is.  I am playing with this while I commute.

“Today is Occult Day” – What?

My car has a navigation system.  Every first time of the day I use my car, it starts off with “Today is July 13th.  It is blah-blah-blah-day”.  In Japan, probably every day is some sort of special day.  For example, November 1st is “Sushi Day”.  I don’t know why, but if you are interested, you can look it up on the web.  Anyway, this morning, I turned the key, then it said “Today is July 13th, Sunday.  It is Occult Day”.  I was like “What the fxxk?”  It really sounds like not a good day to drive.  Nothing happened after all, so I guess it’s o.k.

I just found out that why today is Occult Day.  In 1974, I guess on this date, “Exocist” was first played in Japan, and it started the occult movie (maybe it is better to call horror movie) trends in Japan.

eBook Deal of The Day

I bought “Beginning Ruby” from Apress a few days ago for just $10.  It is not a print book, it’s a PDF.  Apress picks one book everyday and they sell it for only $10.  Why don’t I check it everyday with my favorite RSS reader.  So, I created a Yahoo Pipe for getting the everyday deal.

Apress Daily Deal