On Thu, Feb 9, 2023 at 5:04 PM Zane Healy <healyzh(a)avanthar.com> wrote:
said, all search engines are more or less broken today, due
number of factors. It's like we're back
in 1996. Except worse.
That’s an interesting observation Sellam, and I have to agree. In
thinking about it, I was able to find stuff on the Internet easier in 1995
than I seem to be able to now. I mostly avoid Google like the plague now,
but I decided to use it today to look for a very specific term, it still
The one thing Google distinctly offers and for which I still use it is the
scanned book archive (books.google.com
) because it has magazines, journals,
etc. So it's a great database to search for obscure computer hardware and
software in the ads or reviews of computer magazines.
exceeds or surpasses Google Books these days because
you're actually allowed to "borrow" the content and see it all, as opposed
to the pathetic snippets Google allows you from its archive, due to
"copyright". Google apparently doesn't know how to innovate.