How did I miss this? Amazon is analyzing the text of books to find Statistically Improbable Phrases
(SIPs) contained within. This is a funny, interesting way to get a glimpse inside the book before you buy. For example, here are the SIPs for Gladwell's Blink
: rapid cognition
, intuitive repulsion
, sip test
, adaptive unconscious
. (Overheard on #ETech.) I hope someone builds this for weblogs.