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funny. "Google Needs People" has a central thesis that sounds mighty familiar:

"Like the fabled creatures of mud and sticks, Google is a golem, an inanimate jumble of algorithms and interfaces, held together by the connective tissue of links.

No people. No links. No Google. "

maybe it's because i wrote about a similar idea over a year ago in response to cory doctorow's evangelism of "implicit metadata" in metacrap :

"in fact, the author seems to be arguing that automated "implicit metadata" is the way to go. but who decided that there was a complicated and reliable relationship between linking and relevancy?

a warm body. "
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10/14/2002 10:30:00 PM 0 comments


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