__/ [ Borek ] on Wednesday 01 March 2006 17:54 \__
> On Wed, 01 Mar 2006 18:41:18 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 'There is a new and insidious threat to the World Wide Web: a slowly
>> tide of "original content" on Internet sites that is at best worthless,
>> at worst possibly even dangerously inaccurate.'
> That's where the "authority sites" approach should work (at least in
*Exactly* my thought. By the way, check out the splendid analogy at the end:
"...Google, for example, says its mission is "to organize the world's
information and make it universally accessible and useful." The way that's
written, one thinks perhaps of a satellite orbiting high above the earth,
capturing all its information but interfering with nothing.
In fact, search engines are more like a TV camera crew let loose in the
middle of a crowd of rowdy fans after a game. Seeing the camera, everyone
acts boorishly and jostles to get in front. The act of observing something