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Google's Slideshow of Interesting Things 72

Posted by Soulskill
from the concentrated-brain-candy dept.
Kilrah_il writes "Google's Creative Labs came out with a slideshow of interesting things on the web. In the slideshow you will find 'a lot of interesting HTML5 apps, iPhone apps, visualization tools, 3D projections, art projects, creative YouTube videos, crowdsourcing services and many other interesting things.' It's basically a collection of fascinating little projects people have made and then distributed to the internet at large. Guaranteed to ruin your productivity for today. You can view it with Google Docs."
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Google's Slideshow of Interesting Things

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  • Slideshow? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by bjartur (1705192) on Tuesday October 19, 2010 @04:23AM (#33943914)

    Whats wrong with a list?

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Kilrah_il (1692978)

      What's wrong with a CLI? Why have a GUI? I think the presentation is more engaging and accessible than if it were just a simple list.

      • Re:Slideshow? (Score:4, Informative)

        by tsa (15680) on Tuesday October 19, 2010 @05:15AM (#33944100) Homepage

        With a list you can immediately pick out the things that seem interesting. I don't want to have to click to 120 pages to find 5 that interest me.

        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          by Kilrah_il (1692978)

          That's good for you, but most people prefer a visual representation of the objects. A list of ~120 interesting projects/sites is daunting and boring. Most people don't have the patience to read the description of each subject. In a presentation, OTOH, things are shown to you and are thus easier (i.e. more interesting) to browse through.
          Thinks Cover View vs. a list of all the albums you have.

          • by Anonymous Coward

            they started with a list first

          • by hcdejong (561314)

            Who says a list can't be visual? The objection is against having one page per object.

          • by tsa (15680)

            I'll take the list thank you. The problem with people today is that they don't learn to read properly. I know that learning to read is hard but it saves you so much time in the long run ;)

          • by owlnation (858981) on Tuesday October 19, 2010 @08:13AM (#33945182)

            "That's good for you, but most people prefer a visual representation of the objects."

            You've not worked in a corporation and sat through powerpoint presentations, you haven't, have you?

          • Many people don't want to waste time with 120 single image per page slideshows. A list to point to each slideshow can easily work as well, or I'd rather see it on a single page that I can quickly scroll up or down. Why must I turn on javascript to view a png or jpg. I prefer that my javascript be kept off.

      • what's wrong with a clay tablet, then? I tell you. CLI and tablets are less accessible than a html list in a web page. Captain obvious at work.

        list >> presentation when it comes to browsing the content.
        presentation >> presentation accessible through google docs because the login procedure has no sense for stuff meant to be public.

        Of course google chose google docs for a sound reason, which is increasing fidelization. They are not evil but this is not good either. Microsoft does that leveraging i

    • by sakdoctor (1087155) on Tuesday October 19, 2010 @05:15AM (#33944102) Homepage

      Too long; Didn't slide

    • by rdnetto (955205)

      A list is best suited to textual content.
      A slideshow is better suited to videos/pictures.
      Guess which the presentation contains.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    No, I can't view it with Google Docs. Apparently it requires some plugin or a cutting edge browser (but not too far off the beaten path). What the hell is wrong with people? This is content which would work perfectly fine with completely static web pages. Massive FAIL, Google.

    • by Phoe6 (705194)

      It says


      The bad news is that Google Docs has just encountered an error.
      The good news is that you've helped us find a bug, which we are now looking into.

      We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.

    • by jank1887 (815982)

      Google Docs: Blocked by Websense.

      they're afraid we'll upload corporate secrets just so that we can collaboratively edit documents.

    • by tehcyder (746570)
      Agreed, I couldn't view it on the latest Opera at work.
  • slashdotted? (Score:4, Informative)

    by martin (1336) <<maxsec> <at> <gmail.com>> on Tuesday October 19, 2010 @04:44AM (#33943988) Journal

    Oh dear we seem to have broke Google, ah well back to work then ;-)

    • Re:slashdotted? (Score:5, Interesting)

      by eulernet (1132389) on Tuesday October 19, 2010 @05:54AM (#33944300)

      Hey, I'm quite proud now ;-)
      I got:

      The bad news is that Google Docs has just encountered an error.
      The good news is that you've helped us find a bug, which we are now looking into.

      We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.
      In the meantime, if you'd like updates on this and other issues, try visiting our Google Docs Help Group: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Docs [google.com]

      Sorry, and thanks for your help!
      - The Google Docs Team
      RPC layer error [DEADLINE_EXCEEDED]: /CosmoStorage.Query to 10.237.134.79:8182 [DEADLINE_EXCEEDED]

      • Re:slashdotted? (Score:4, Informative)

        by adolf (21054) <flodadolf@gmail.com> on Tuesday October 19, 2010 @06:37AM (#33944514) Journal

        It worked fine for me right after Slashdot posted it.

        Now when I try, Firefox wants me to download some sort of zero-byte file named "view" instead of show me a web page.

        Which is cool: I didn't think it'd be possible to slashdot Google, but it seems to have happened.

        Good job, folks! Keep up the good work.

      • That was so fscking irresponsible of you. Can you imagine how many of the new, smart, fashionable, and clued in /. generation are currently slamming port 8182 looking for a shell?
    • by Thelasko (1196535)

      Oh dear we seem to have broke Google

      Think of it this way. When Google becomes sentient, and tries to take over the world, we now know how to shut it down.

  • ... Google it?

  • isn't google one of the bigger html5 fanboys?
  • by maweki (999634) on Tuesday October 19, 2010 @06:28AM (#33944476) Homepage
    Take a deep sip of this feeling. The knowledge that we, slashdot, slashdotted Google. We will one day fondly look back at these heroic memories and tell this story proudly to our kids and grandkids.

    And even if they do not believe us, when they say "grandpa, stop beeing silly", we will know it was true.

    Or to quote someone a little more famous than me:
    Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
    But he'll remember with advantages
    What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
    Familiar in his mouth as household words,
    CmdrTaco, Anonymous Coward,
    Scuttlemonkey and Jeff Bates,
    Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
    This story shall the good man teach his son;
    And Slashdot's Crispian shall ne'er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remembered,
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
    For he to-day that clicks this link with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in England now a-bed
    Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That clicked with us upon Slashdot's day.
    • Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
      or close the wall up with our nerdy dead!
    • And gentlemen in England now a-bed

      It's 13.00 here. We were clicking too.

  • These documents are colaborative. This means any change and status are redistributed in a pseudo-P2P network.
    Probably the system can work optimally with 30 persons "editing" the same document. But 15000 or whatever is the number of slashdotters, ... the browser can't, and the systems on google servers seems not designed for that.
    Wen It was the last time you needed to have real time cooperative editing of a document with other 15.000 dudes?
    Theres wikipedia, but thats not realtime, and at most 2 persons are e

  • If everything has a sensor on it, and systems are talking to each other and making the entire system smarter and more efficient, can't we just replace people with machines to do our day-to-day mundane tasks in our jobs? This would free up time to concentrate on more important things, and giving us more free time.

    I, for one, welcome Google helping me make my coffee, drive my car, navigate to my work, send me meeting reminders and read and filter my email...all before I even step in the office or the hom
  • Working link (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward

    This link works (for now): https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0Abmo0iWBO2gEZGY3cnc3dnpfMzM4Y3o2bmduZDY&sort=name&layout=list&num=50 [google.com]

    Seems a little amateurish for an official Google presentation, though.

    • by Bucc5062 (856482)

      yeah, well that didn't last long. Seems /. opened another shock and awe and Google...and cried "Mission Accomplished"
      ---
      The bad news is that Google Docs has just encountered an error.
      The good news is that you've helped us find a bug, which we are now looking into.

      We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.
      In the meantime, if you'd like updates on this and other issues, try visiting our Google Docs Help Group: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Docs [google.com]

      Sorry, and thanks for your help!
      - The

  • I for one am particularly impressed by the artists featured on page 44.

    Such vision, such beautiful artworks

    :D
    Andrew
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