Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The New York Times is my hero

I just found this note at the bottom of a New York Times article:

To find reference information about the words used in this article, double-click on any word, phrase or name. A new window will open with a dictionary definition or encyclopedia entry.

Oh. My. God.

I love dictionaries; the OED is amongst my favorite sites. And not only do you get the dictionary definition, you get thesaurus entries, encyclopedia entries, and all sorts of other goodies. All with a simple, intuitive double-click. It just works.

Jesus was doing a reasonable job, but I think Web 2.0 just became my copilot.

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