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If you’re looking for something that’s lots of fun to play with, try Retrievr.
There are no instructions. Does anyone ever read the manual anymore? Surely if it needs a manual it’s too hard. Anyway, you can easily figure ths one out.
Draw a picture in the box. You can do it in colour too.
I drew a decorated Christmas tree (it’s not the 12th of Christmas (Epiphany) day until Friday) – – a simple green triangle with a brown stump and red and yellow dots all over it for decorations. I pushed ‘Retrievr Search’ and, lo and behold, my drawing (I assume it somehow formed a visual search statement) pulled up many Flickr pictures that matched! It’s not always spot on but it’s really pretty impressive for a free beta.
Cool. I have seen a glimpse of the future of search. And my imagine is going wild about uses for this for those huge photo collections that libraries have …

Posted on: January 5, 2006, 7:35 pm Category: Uncategorized

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