Amazon has introduced a somewhat odd new feature.
On any page for a book included in the ‘search inside the book’ feature, you are presented with a list of Statistically Improbably Phrases.
SIPs, as Amazon calls them, are phrases unique to this particular book – they don’t show up very often in other works.
Sort of interesting to look at from a trivia standpoint, but I’m not sure of any practical uses.
Here’s the SIPs from a book I picked up used at Barnes and Noble tonight, The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century:
- fire watch stone
- churten theory
- big extension cage
- beacon chamber
- antigravity beamers
- transition chamber
- temporal physics