Huge (and immensely interesting) timewaster

This is a link to the google labs ngram viewer. Google has been scanning books for a few years. The have roughly 10% of all books ever published scanned. This tool searches and graphs word usage in those books (or a representative subset). Interpretation is left up to you.

Well, here is proof. The Beatles were never more popular than Jesus, but sex is in the running….

I’ll leave the question of the idol of the age, or maybe publishing standards up to you…

Comments are closed.