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    Thursday, March 09, 2006


    Google is killing me lately.  I knew about this yesterday, but refused to post two Google posts on the same day in a row.
    The TechCrunch blog has gotten ahold of some screenshots and a copy of the beta testing agreement for CL2, the long-rumored calendar application from Google. After a series of doctored shots, this certainly looks like the real deal, and you can go check out the login screen for yourself if you like. Unless you're one of the circa 200 users in the beta program, however, it won't get you very far. The screenshots of the inside show a simple, clean calendar with an interface style that echoes GMail rather closely, hinting at tight integration with the e-mail service.
    Via  Hat tip to ringloss.
    In honor of this post, and the one just written yesterday, I would like to quote one of my favorite stories of all time.  When you read the capitalized initials, simply substitute the word, "Google".

    "Matter and energy had ended and with it space and time. Even AC existed only for the sake of the one last question that it had never answered from the time a half-drunken computer [technician] ten trillion years before had asked the question of a computer that was to AC far less than was a man to Man.

    All other questions had been answered, and until this last question was answered also, AC might not release his consciousness.

    All collected data had come to a final end. Nothing was left to be collected.  But all collected data had yet to be completely correlated and put together in all possible relationships.

    A timeless interval was spent in doing that.   And it came to pass that AC learned how to reverse the direction of entropy."

    - Asimov, The Last Question



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