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Talk the Talk?

By - January 21, 2004

Via Search Engine Guide I came across this: SearchLimo. You know how Google employee #1 and supergeek Craig Silverstein used to always say he wanted a search engine to “be like the computer on Star Trek“? Well, this is a step in that direction, though I am in no way qualified to judge if this company has the goods to deliver. So what is it? Simply put, voice-driven search.

Now, I *hate* the metaphor used here – a limo – and they’ve made it worse by beating an already dead horse with the tagline “The Web’s Luxury SE.” Gawd. And it’s damn near impossible to find out who is behind this. All the links and About pages are about…how to advertise. The only reference to who is responsible is this: “(SearchLimo) …was developed and built on a freeware VRU platform designed by a prominent institution of higher education…” OK…so…which one? By whom? Can’t find anything. Anyway, it launches officially on Feb 15.


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  1. Good day! I was disappointed to learn that you are not overly emphatic with the SearchLimo.com motif and that which it is intended to emphasize to our Passengers. Nevertheless, I’m certain our organization will continue to promote the concept that the Internet was predicated upon information distribution and the comfort by which one is able to attain such information.
    However, this is not the intention of this communication. I wanted to take this opportunity to openly welcome any dialogue you may wish to initiate about searchlimo.com and the organization as a whole. Your article implied a certain level of phantosism on our part and I would like to allay that sentiment, at your convenience.
    Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries you may have!
    Regards,
    Marzet Farris III
    President/CEO
    SearchLimo.com

    P.S. We hope that you will be joining us on Monday for the Linux pre-launch of our VG-SSE platform