When you ask: What time is it?
Here is a small series of posts that cover the most asked questions on Google. Most of these questions won’t be answered here. However, I might, for fun, give an answer if I personally know it. It’s mostly to have fun with why people ask so many questions.
This question is very strange at first glance. Why, from an electronic device that usually offers a basic functionality to tell the time, would you need to ask Google this question? It’s illogical, isn’t it? Well, my thoughts on the subject would be the following. If we consider that it’s a human asking the question, I would say that our opinion makes sense. On the other hand, knowing the time is not only a human necessity, directly at least. Online automation could use this question for example.
It’s easy for a human to look at the screen of a device to get the time, but for a computer solution, it’s not so easy. After all, what is on screen is only the “materialization” of data in the form of data in digital meanderings. That’s why I think that this question should mainly be asked by small applications or web automation. Incidentally, Google, like the IP address, has developed a feature that returns the time. The application could therefore retrieve the time sent as text in the HTML code and use it as it wishes. What are your thoughts?
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Last Updated on June 14, 2021 by Coach Danny