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· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · June
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On Search: Backgrounder · This is the first of a se­ries on search, by which I mean full-text search. Any­one who us­es com­put­ers now us­es search pret­ty well ev­ery day, so this is an im­por­tant chunk of our tech­nol­o­gy spec­trum. This piece cov­ers the busi­ness and his­to­ry an­gles; fu­ture in­stal­ments will ex­plain how search en­gines work and the in­ter­faces to them. I plan to con­clude with a de­scrip­tion of the next search en­gine, which doesn’t ex­ist yet but some­one ought to start build­ing.
(Up­dat­ed: Mi­crosoft In­dex­ing found.
Slash­dot search ex­plained
)
 ...
 
Poppies! · In the re­motest, least-favored spot of our prop­er­ty stands a clump of pop­pies; Lau­ren thinks the la­bel on the pack­et said “California Poppies,” but I’ve grown those be­fore and I don’t re­call the out-of-this world colour shad­ings. Real­ly re­mark­able, and they’re al­so high­light­ing a prob­lem I’m hav­ing with the new cam­er­a ...
 
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