Investigate Google? Nah

November 20, 2012

Short honk: I am in a miserable, dark city listening to the second—make that the third–false fire alarm in  crummy hotel. I checked the news and saw this item, “Google Should Not Be Accused of “Unfair” Acts: Lawmakers.” (This may be a wonky link, so you may have to hunt around.) I suppose this sounds like a pretty good idea. Why ask questions? Pointless? In today’s world, doing the ostrich thing seems popular. Why search, which requires formulating a query? Let a predictive system tell you what you need to know. The new world of information retrieval has arrived. Politics as an AdWord.

Stephen E Arnold, November 20, 2012

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