airbear - 6:51 am on Jan 6, 2005 (gmt 0)
If its not okay to create software that will use google's website to run searches, then will it be okay to do so using whatever API via the tool that Google provided to be used the way they want you to (just like their website)?!?!
I don't see why Google would mind you using the API/gdSuite to query your local desktop search results. With web results, your queries use their server time and bandwidth and are lost ad revenues. With local results, they don't lose anything. Plus, I am sure Google knows about my software, and they haven't said anything or complained.