We Knew It Made Sense

Google is grammatical, er, in the sense that it makes sense. (thanks TechDirt)…

Google is grammatical, er, in the sense that it makes sense. (thanks TechDirt)

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

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  1. John, this isn’t very exciting — it is neither rocket science nor new.

    What is more, you provide 2 links: 1. promotes Google, even though (as I just said) such linguistic approaches to information retrieval are neither new nor rocket science (though they really only work well for 2 word phrases) — but note how this promotional article is “sponsored by Google ads”; 2. The techdirt.COM page linking to the sponsored article is also “sponsored by Google ads”.

    This feels like a “new & improved scientific breakthrough” advertised in the classified ads section of some cheap (or perhaps “free”) magazine.

    It was quite difficult to overcome the revolting impact of such cheesy publications, but I tried to do as best as I can. However, if such poor quality were to become standard fare, I worry about the credibility of such “reports”.

    In contrast: I look forward to getting your first reactions to the book about language by Pinker.

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