Monday, December 19, 2005

History of Search Engines

I just stumbled upon 'A brief history of Search Engines'. I liked the part how search engines were named like Archie, Veronica, and Jughead, that came up in the pre-bot era.

Searching has changed over the years, and it is getting increasingly difficult to organize the data if it continues to grow as it is. Tagging is one way. But then, wouldn't it be expecting too much from content creators? And how scalable is that!

On the other hand, there is this comment in Tim-Berners Lee's blog, talking about how it should be easy to create and publish content, not just through blogs and wikis, but even otherwise. How would we ensure that all of it is accessible?

Blogs are not the right media. See how it devalues the archived content. The content becomes practically inaccessible once archived. Problems of wikis are evident from so many caveats you see in Wikipediia these days.


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