Inside the Soul of the Web
"Mankind's questions unscroll day and night on a computer screen in an office hallway in Mountain View, California."
"Workers here at Google were once fascinated to watch the queries climb up and off the screen, two per second, 173,000 per day. But they rarely stop to glance anymore. Most Google employees long ago lost interest in the words and the astonishing numbers they represent: Each of these questions, culled randomly from six giant server farms scattered around the world, represents 1,500 inquiries, totaling 260 million Web searches per day."
"Tucson, Arizona > Krispy Kreme DonutsStamford, CT > Rhumba
Canberra, Australia > Naturist Boy
AOL, US > How to Pray to the Rosary" (from Wired)