Google Suggest Dissected Follow-up...
Thanks for all of the feedback, good and bad - if I couldn't take criticism, I wouldn't be posting things publicly, right? My New Years Resolution is to think about what I am writing, and improve my writing ability.
I just wanted to make sure that everyone understands that what I was writing about in my last post was an attempt to learn, and in turn teach people about the client-side technologies used within Google Suggest. The true technology, as many people pointed out, is the incredible back-end search / server technology, which isn't about to be duplicated by anyone that wasn't already reverse engineering everything that Google is doing. I'm hoping to that we can all start building better web interfaces and that they become common-place a year or two from now. I'm not trying to undermine / undo someone's hard work at Google. For those that weren't technical enough to understand what I had written, I haven't hacked or cracked anything :)
I have some good ideas for some other cool interfaces and client/server things I'd like to look at and investigate over the next couple of weeks - stay tuned.