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

How Big? Who Cares? · I’m re­al­ly hap­py that Dan­ny Sul­li­van com­pre­hen­sive­ly blew off 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 im­por­tant 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. [Up­date: Dare Obasan­jo writes that the prob­lem will be solved in a year, one way or an­oth­er.] ...
author · Dad · software · colophon · rights
Random image, linked to its containing fragment

By .

I am an employee
of Amazon.com, but
the opinions expressed here
are my own, and no other party
necessarily agrees with them.

A full disclosure of my
professional interests is
on the author page.