Open Text's site is sparse on the history of their spider, but it's part of
their current Livelink product.
The Open Text search engine was running in fall of 1995, and I do have saved
the manager of the product because I had interviewed with them to be a
I'll have to do more digging on the Univ. of Az stuff. However, it has it's
roots in a unix utility called
agrep (approximate grep) which I was using in 1991 to munge Federal Civil
courts case data.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Winer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Bill Humphries" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: Interview with David Wetherell of CMGI
> Bill if you or someone else can document it, let's get the word out. Are
> there links to websites that tell the Open Text or Univ of Arizona story?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Humphries" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Dave Winer" <email@example.com>
> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 10:48 AM
> Subject: Re: Interview with David Wetherell of CMGI
> > >They
> > >were the first to spider and index the Web. And Digital did a good job
> > >recognizing the potential value of that intellectual property.
> > Wetherell's full of s*ht. Open Text was indexing before Digital.
> > The U of Arizona was working on the same problem as well.
> > There's plenty of prior art.
> > If he's so interested in thievery, I'm certain that the GOP can find
> > him a nice job in Interior clear cutting public lands.
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