[Taxacom] Google squared

Alastair Culham a.culham at reading.ac.uk
Fri Jun 5 03:33:30 CDT 2009


I tried 'Sundews' and got:

1) Drosera - image of D. capensis - 'Drosera' a javascript debugger - Family
Droseraceae - Genus no value found
2) rotundifolia - image of conifer hedge - Drosera rotundifolia - Family
Campanulaceae, Genus Livistona
3) Drosera adelae - with correct image, family & genus
4) pitcher plant - photo of Nepenthes - Family Sarraceniaceae - Genus
Lepechinia

I'm not impressed yet :-)

Alastair

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Dr Alastair Culham
Centre for Plant Diversity and Systematics
Plant Science Laboratories
School of Biological Sciences
University of Reading
Whiteknights
Reading, RG6 6AS
U.K.

Senior Resident Tutor, Lakeside Group
Programme Director, MSc Plant Diversity
School Learning Technology Coordinator
Associate Editor, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Jim Croft
Sent: 05 June 2009 02:34
To: Eric.Zurcher at csiro.au
Cc: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Google squared

that is pretty bloody clever...  try entering a place name too...

does not seem to work on botanist's names though...

jim

On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 10:26 AM,  <Eric.Zurcher at csiro.au> wrote:
> Subscribers to Taxacom seem to have a general fondness for new software
tools, so some of you might want to take a look at Google Squared
(http://www.google.com/squared). Try entering the name of a favourite family
or genus, and see what results you get.
>
> Eric Zurcher
> CSIRO Plant Industry
> Canberra, Australia
> Eric.Zurcher at csiro.au
>
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