I’ve been getting deeper into Activewords over the last couple of weeks, figuring out new ways to make it hum, and have just installed their “Knowledge Access” application. Very funky stuff: now if I select any word in any application and kit my Activewords F8 ‘trigger key” it will automatically perform a Google search on the string for me. I thought I had my searching totally optimized by using MyIE2’s abbreviated search strings, but this means only having to hit a single key! Buzz Bruggeman has kindly offered to take me through an interactive tour of how he uses it when I get to the US this week and I can’t wait. It’s one of the coolest end-user applications (the other being Taskline) I’ve played with in a long time.