Google Instant has inspired the very impressed Feross Aboukhadijeh of Stanford University).
Feross’ creation functions quite similarly, in that it starts working as soon as you type a letter. In fact, it starts auto-playing videos as you mosey along with your search query, which is very neat.
So neat, actually, that YouTube CEO and Co-Founder Chad Hurley tweeted this to Feross: “Want a job?” To which Feross replied, “Is that a for-real job offer?” To which Chad came back with, “Are you ready to leave school? I’ll send you a DM.”
Boom. Now we know it pays to post your creative efforts online.
Let’s see how quickly YouTube Instant becomes a reality. Perhaps instantly?
Also of note is that another creative fellow instantized Google Maps, and although it’s still a little rough around the edge, it’s another very impressive feat. Amazing what people can do with just the seed of an idea planted in their minds.