Re: Look out mouse, here comes the cat...

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 00:08:16 PDT

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Udhay Shankar N wrote:

> At 02:17 PM 8/30/00 -0700, Adam Rifkin wrote:
> >BrightPlanet, a Sioux Falls, South Dakota start-up, recently reported that
> >while approximately 550 billion documents are stored on the Web, search
> >engines only index one billion Web pages.
> Does anybody have a cite for the 550b number ? And how many of these are
> government documents ?

The search engines ignore the 549 billion pages of porn, pages about
people's pet cats, and database dumped content.

The web is alot like the genome, huge amounts of data, very little that
does anything or is new enough to be relivant.

- Adam L. Beberg
  Mithral Communications & Design, Inc.
  The Cosm Project - -

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