· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · May
· · · · 16 (2 entries)

The Google vs. Blogs Controversy · I see that Wired has picked up on Andrew Orlowski's overwrought attempt to create a news story about the effect of the admittedly-incestuous blog network on Google results. I'm not sure how representative ongoing is, but a look at my data doesn't really suggest there's much here to be concerned about ...
The Natural Language Query Fallacy · This is provoked by an article at Mary Jo Foley's Microsoft Watch, often quite a useful place. She suggests that one of the wonders of Longhorn, the mighty Windows-to-be, is that users “will be able to type in commands (such as, ‘Find all the spreadsheets I generated last year that included sales data from Bob Jones’), and Longhorn will auto-magically return the results.” I'm wondering why this is supposed to be a good idea ...
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