Searching the Web in 3-D

A company called SpaceTime shows off a pretty but impractical graphical search interface.

By Farhad Manjoo
June 6, 2007 9:55PM (UTC)
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A company called SpaceTime has just released a program that it says "revolutionizes" searching the Web. This is kind of true, if by "revolutionize" they mean turning it into a hopelessly useless video game.

SpaceTime is a hungry little app -- it eats up system resources -- that lets you watch the Web in three dimensions (for all those people who lament, "The Web, man, why's it got to be 2-D?") Type in a Google or eBay keyword and SpaceTime puts each result in a separate window arranged in a 3-D graphical cascade; you flip through them by moving forward and back through space. The effect is a little cool for maybe a few minutes, but soon you're yearning to be back in Firefox.


Try SpaceTime for yourself.

Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a Salon staff writer and the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.

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