Thursday, May 5, 2011

On "Google Fodder"

Over the years, I've realized that the internet is a small place, and I've occasionally tried to find information that simply does not exist on the internet. Usually this works as follows:
  • Come across an obscure problem or question that I want solved or answered.
  • Search for variations of the same really vague keywords on the internet for several hours
  • Realize that what I'm looking for is not on the internet.
  • Dig deeper and figure out the answer or solution for myself.
  • Come to the questionable conclusion that I'm the only one in the entire world that knows some factoid.
  • Think existentially about the limitations of human knowledge and how small the world is.
I've finally decided to add another step: share what I've learned with the internet. With any luck, maybe Google will index something useful here. Certainly that's one of the goals of this blog. (Probably the only one I've come up with so far.)

For the record, I'm pretty sure I came up with "Google Fodder" for the name of my blog independently, but I do want to thank the other Google Fodder blogger for registering his blog on tumblr, instead of Blogspot so that I could register this blog! With any luck, I'll manage more than 3 posts in 18 months. I feel a little bad stealing the name of someone else's blog, but my second choice "Duncan's Blog" was taken by many other blogs!

1 comment:

  1. Hey man, I actually just had the same thought, and thought of the same term as you and the Tumblr guy! Glad to see others having the same sentiment! It'd be great if people did this more often.