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· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · August
· · · · 15 (2 entries)

How Big? Who Cares? · I’m really happy that Danny Sullivan <a href='http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050815-113150'>comprehensively blew off</a> this latest round of competitive chest-beating about search engine index size. As Danny says, “It’s absurd. It’s annoying. It’s a friggin’ waste of time.” And it’s pitiful because right now, Yahoo and MSN are showing signs of giving Google the first serious run for its money in recent memory. So those guys should stay away from these juvenile distractions.
 
The Real Problem · The syndication jungle drumbeats are throbbing back and forth over what to call ’em and how to subscribe to ’em. Feeds, I mean. Which is irritating: the <em>important</em> problem—how to make them easy to use—is easy, and we could solve it pretty well right now if we focused on it, instead of on the other problem—what to call them—which doesn’t matter very much, and we can’t do much about it anyhow. <i>[Update: <a href='http://www.25hoursaday.com/weblog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=5786d2a6-6086-486a-a74f-3ccce7ce86b8'>Dare Obasanjo writes</a> that the problem will be solved in a year, one way or another.]</i> ...
 
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