· 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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