Incremental Search and How Every Day You Learn Something New
Yesterday I was coming back from the beautiful mountains of Monteverde in Costa Rica, feeling full of energy after a relaxing weekend. Monteverde is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been. Newsweek has declared Monteverde the world’s #14 Place to Remember Before it Disappears.”
Anyway, on the drive back I stop and decide to check my email, as usual, and I see a contact form from my blog so I decide to check it. This is what I found, a note from Robert Stevens:
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Hi Xavier, I started your course on Search in .NET. You mention typeahead. That’s not the correct term–google typeahead wikipedia. There are many names for what you’re talking about. The original was incremental search. I know–I invented it.https://goo.gl/vec17A
I look forward to taking your course.
How cool can it be that the actual person who invented incremental search is watching my course! Thank you Robert for the clarification. I have been using the term typeahead for many years now, incorrectly, but I never for one second stopped to think who had the brilliant idea and created it!
So today I learned something new but best of all, it comes with a bit of history!