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March 29, 2003: Brin at PC Forum

Sergey Brin spoke at PC Forum. Jeremy Allaire and Cory Doctorow covered it.

a search on a given string should always return the same results for any user.  He gives the example of performing a search and sending the search URL via email.  If it was profile/history driven, this would break.  There are some benefits that could come from this, but he thinks the user interface and user education challanges would be substantial in making such a change in how Google works (or how users expect it to work).

More: Link 1, Link 2.

Posted by Aaron Swartz on March 29, 2003 06:50 AM