Someone please tell me whether Blinkx is the niftiest thing since Google, or just the second coming of … well, a hundred near-miss technologies. At the perceptive Om Malik’s textual urging I am trying out this new integrated contextual search tool, but I can’t make up my mind about it.
On the one hand it is nifty to get everything in context. And tying together news, the web, and my file system in one product is the current software Grail Quest … but I’m not sure this is it.
For starters, there is something about searching the web and being shown all sorts of pages from my own hard-drive that have something to do with the issue at hand that makes me feel like I’m in a dark, padded room talking to myself.
But that could just be me.