• 2004-12-23

Apparently, I am not quite as indifferent to memes as I thought. I saw this one first posted by Rachel at a tear in the fabric of spacetime, and it’s spreading to some other sites I regularly visit.

The idea is the following: when you type a letter of the alphabet into your favourite browser’s address bar, which web page will be suggested first by the browser’s auto-completion feature? Here is what came up for me:


Okay, I cheated a bit. I eliminated password protected pages, this site itself and a new project of mine that isn’t ready to be shown to the world just yet. I assume I am not the only one to bend the rules slightly.

Conclusions? Half a dozen of dictionaries is an awful lot, but accurately reflects my writing habits. Seven more links lead to language/linguistics pages. Most of the pages belong in the “terribly serious” category, but a few are a little more lighthearted. There’s a little less French than there would have been had I browsed my French bookmarks and favourite news sites this morning. None of them is a surprise.

1 comment(s) for 'Mème alphabétique'

  1. (Trackback, 2004-12-25 21:45 )

    Meme alphabétique.

    Via Chris. Entrez, sans tricher, les lettres de l’alphabet, une à une dans la barre d’adresse de votre navigateur et notez la première page proposée par sa fonction “saisie semi-automatique”. Voici ce qui s’affiche pour moi, en dehors de c…