21 thoughts on “Google's Little Scriptlet of Big Ideas”

  1. Actually not a blog – email goes into a big box and they use their own search to basically build an index out of it, which people use. not such a bad idea.

  2. For non-Google employees I can recommend the ScrapBook firefox extension. It can provide similar functionality as Om describes. I use it to save code snippets, lengthy command, etc. A must have!

  3. Replicate this by creating a new Google Group. Google Groups can be invite only and viewable only by members, so can be used group-private info.

    There’s no mechanism to limit the emails to 5 lines. However, maybe by just naming the group kb-5lines@… (or similar) rather than kb-snippets@… would be enough to coerce people into doing the right thing.

    Oh, and Google Groups have feeds, so you can keep up with the latest in your feed reader or by email. You can categorise messages after the fact too, to facilitate browsing.

    I guess there’s a lot of services and technologies you could impement this simple idea, but by using Google Groups you get ‘Google Search’ — it’s like we already have the tool that’s mentioned here.

  4. A refinement: you could use a Firefox search extension plugin to add your Google Group ‘knowledge base’ to the search box at the top right of your browser.

    Now you don’t have to think about it as a ‘group’ or ‘mailing list’. It’s just a bucket you email knowlege to, and when you want it back, you search.

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