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Re: tim berners-lee new engine?

  • Subject: Re: tim berners-lee new engine?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 04:56:03 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [MsOsWin@xxxxxxxx] on Thursday 01 September 2005 00:35 \__

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> in
> news:df4nj6$21c6$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
>> __/ [lou zion] on Wednesday 31 August 2005 17:11 \__
>>> i read a clip from somewhere that tim berners-lee was working with
>>> some company (a for-profit company!) on a new search engine.  i don't
>>> think it was referring to semantic web since that's from non-profit
>>> org (w3c, right?)
>>> anybody know what company he's working with or what the name of that
>>> new engine might be??
>>> thanks!
>>> lou
> since google's becoming rapidly more obnoxious, they're ripe for toppling.

The IPO would have to carry much of the blame, but let's see how things

By the way, I could not find any reference whatsoever to a search engines
from W3C group members. I searched quite thoroughly. Maybe if we make
enough noise about it, rumours will spread and the W3C will have pressure
on them, consequently making it all a reality!

I still doubt the practicality of this. My Netcraft bar indicates that the
W3C relies on computer power that is borrowed, even for something
(relatively) inexpensive such as validation. How would they ever find
resources to crawl the entire Web?

>> [W3C-related discussion]
> w3 is ripe for toppling, too. there's no use in "upstart" browsers
> striving to support obstreperously cumbersome an muddled formats, such as
> Css.

Propose an alternative then. Look at what Microsoft have done with their
proprietary formats. Open Office 2 will eliminate many of the issues, but
nonetheless it only comes to show the need for open specifications of
industry standards.


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