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September 30, 2003: More on Google Size Limit

Previously we reported on speculation that Google may be hitting a size limit: standard C coding uses 32-bits of storage for numbers, which means that Google might be running out of numbers to identify new documents with.

Adding further credence to this theory is the fact that Google has finally added more pages to their results, but only by using a separate supplemental index. I can't think of any good reasons to do this except to get around the size restriction.

Posted by Aaron Swartz on September 30, 2003 06:36 AM