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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Today's Time Waster: Ngrams
"The Google n-grams viewer (https://books.google.com/ngrams) offers a view of the Google Books collection not as a set of texts, but as a set of word groups that can be filtered by time and language."
First search was interesting (it's 1:20am, I'm indexing, and free association or lack of too much creative brain power is kicking in):
Allen Ginsberg/William S. Burroughs/Hunter S. Thompson
I figured Ginsberg to be in the lead. Burroughs and Thompson at this point are neck and neck.
New York Mets/Georgia Republicans/peyote
The results were rewarding.