John Battelle’s Searchblog | The Web Time Axis
John Battelle's Searchblog | The Web Time Axis: "If the web had a time axis, you could search constrained by webdate. You could ask questions like 'show me all results for my query from this time period...' or 'Tell me what was the most popular results for XYZ during the 3rd of May in 20XX.' How about 'show me every reference to my great grandfather, born in 2050,' asked by a great grandson in 2150? Impossible? Yeah, seems that way, but...so did a free gig of mail and the concept of the entire Internet in RAM. "