On the Questions People Ask

In the next day or two, I’ll put up a complete breakdown of August’s webstats for allyngibson.net, but in the interim, I thought I’d point out a couple of interesting things I’ve seen come through from Google in the past week or two of search phrases people are using. alan moore star trek. I don’tContinue reading “On the Questions People Ask”

On Search Engine Stupidity

When I was younger, back in high school no less, I read Hans Moravec. Mind Children, an amazing book. Verner Vinge, the Singularity. I’m there. The technological trends are there. Teilhard de Chardin, the noosphere. Got it. Human knowledge will become so massive, technology will be able to create minds better than ours, the nextContinue reading “On Search Engine Stupidity”

On a "Miserable Failure" No More

Go ahead. Do it. A Google search on the phrase “Miserable Failure.” Once upon a time, the phrase “Miserable Failure” would have brought up this page, the official White House biography of President George W. Bush. But no more. Google has done away with Googlebombs, the technique of linking to a page by using aContinue reading “On a "Miserable Failure" No More”

On a Positive Google Result

For years I've typed into Internet search engines the names of people I knew long ago–high school friends and sweethearts, college girlfriends, the like. Some people just can't be found. Not everyone's wired. Not everyone does something to be listed somewhere, somehow on the Internet. Today I found someone. Junior year she sat next toContinue reading “On a Positive Google Result”