Better search engines
Mon 5 Jan 2004, 02:12 PMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
Copyright © 2004 Genii Software Ltd.
What has been said:
87.1. Stan Rogers (01/05/2004 02:10 PM)
I don't know if this is any indication of how many people are reading your blog, Ben, but I just get repeated "under heavy load, try again some other day" messages. That's something I haven't seen at Google since forever. I must have wasted nearly a full minute, there. Really. It needs to get a whole lot bigger 'n' faster before it's ready for prime time. The concept sounds good, though.
87.2. Tim Latta (01/05/2004 02:55 PM)
There was a search engine a number of years ago by Northern Light (out of Cambridge, I just learned) that did very similar results clustering. It WAS a free, consumer search, but it seems the model didn't pan out and now it is a corporate, installed application. I've missed that UI. Thanks for letting us know.
87.3. Ben Langhinrichs (01/05/2004 03:35 PM)
LOL. Somehow I think the fct that they were reviewed today on CNN might have had a bit more to do with the load. It is true that they would need to ramp up considerably to be able to handle what Google does, but I do like the concept.