[FoRK] just had an AltaVista moment with Google

Gary Stock gstock at nexcerpt.com
Thu Jun 27 12:55:59 PDT 2013

On 6/26/13 7:27 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Now, I tested startpage.com (aka ixquick), and while
> it's actually Google underneath, I'm sold. It's my default
> search engine now.
It's absurd that startpage uses 32K of code-barf just to open a FORM.

It's slightly worse that Google uses 54K of code-barf to do the same.

> It would be so easy for Google to strip down all
> the irritating barnacle crap and offer a complete
> shiny clean barebones as an option for these who
> need it. But they won't do it. The head no longer
> knows it has feet.
Nor will it ever again.  That shark was well and thoroughly jumped...


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