I’m putting this down here out of frustration, and in the hope that some suitably knowledgable person will be inspired.
This is what I want: When I use Google like an address book (you can do that, did you know? Put in a name, city, state and see what comes up), I want to be able to automatically have that information added to my address book. Because really, it’s embarrassing, the number of times I have had to look up my dentist’s phone number. This could be a Firefix utility or an address book plug in or something Googlish. Just think of the possibilities.
There was a small utility called GoogleFill, but alas, it’s broken. So if you’re a Mac person with Skills, doesn’t this sound like an interesting project? Hmmmm?
All Google has to do is start marking up its address results with the hCard microformat. Then you could use the Tails or Operator extensions to download the info.
It looks like the Web Search Help group might be the appropriate place to suggest that.
Steph — I should have thought to ask you about this. I’m on my way to suggest it.