Is there anything about Google’s new Ngram Viewer that isn’t addictively cool? You can debate the merits of the Google Books project vis a vis their “Don’t Be Evil” slogan, but this byproduct of the project appeals to the lit/sci wonk in all of us (or at least, in all of me). Presented for your amusement:
Fantasy vs. Science Fiction
Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk
Reader vs. Critic
Scientist vs. Engineer
Actually, I’m surprised that engineers consistently lead scientists–and also that the concept of ‘a scientist’ appears to be so recent.
What have you discovered using the Ngram Viewer tool? Are there any particular graphs you’d like to see here?