Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Om Malik’s Broadband Blog — » A Little Off This GoogleBase

Google Base is “Google's database into which you can add all types of content. We’ll host your content and make it searchable online for free.”

The above definition was posted by Om Malik. Om is not so excited about “Google Base as others have offered on line data base products. This reminds me of so many things that Google does; it is not the first but it produces a good product that can be used free of charge by the masses.

In an earlier post I mentioned the power of communication. Last night I reread a chapter by Jeremy Siegel that tells about how the Chinese discovered many things but then lost the knowledge in later years. Within 75 years of the invention of the printing press, there were scientific discoveries happening all over the world. Can you imagine how much knowledge has been lost or destroyed? Google is helping billions of people find information that is as good as lost.

Go Google Go! The world needs free dissemination of information to all people!