We knew it was coming, but somebody at Google was working late last night (until at least 9:51pm PST). It's official, Google Base is online.
So the jokes in the geek world of course will include the obligatory: All your base are belong to Google. In fact, I bet that's what they would have titled the press release if the developers could have written it and not been forced to un-geekify it.
It looks like Sergey and Larry have finally eclipsed one of their advisors, Mr. Hector Garcia-Molina in their attempt to gain supreme power:
The Google Blog has been updated with a post on Google Base.
I'm sure there is going to be a flurry of buzz over this one. I for one think this is a really cool idea. For example I can just search Recipes, job postings, anything.
For fear of sounding stupid, Why is it called Google Base?
It's really cool, I can create any arbitrary object with a collection of attributes, description, keywords (*cough* tags *cough*), and possibly pictures.
I'think I'll put my collection of Red Swingline staplers online.
Excuse me Mr Brin, I believe you have my stapler...