And no, Google never considered a Pearl Harbor doodle since…. The American fleet at Pearl Harbor was the only significant force standing between a mighty Japanese Imperial Navy of unimaginable capability and the mainland of the United State. The history of this momentous event is well documented, but I found it interesting to take note of how the world of the web perceives these events some 7 decades extent.
I agree about the confusion. Also, let's apply the "Google" test to it. Let me bing it for you.
It is getting to the point where I can no longer use Google to search the Web. For many weeks I have found myself designing more complex, more intricate queries. I kept wondering why Google was fighting with me, and then explained that Google had changed its search technology. You need to keep doing the same good stuff for SEO that you always should have been doing.
Mac Productivity. Windows Entertainment. Google has been the leading search engine for as long as I can remember.
What's the point of tossing this up on HN? We've dogpiled the macbook pro to death. What new things could we possibly talk about?
To me the main way of determining search engine quality is whether or not it can find pages that I know exist because I've read them recently they're still in my history based on the terms that to me make sense for that page. By that metric there are no good search engines at the moment and the older the pages the worse this effect gets. It's really nice to see Google do lots of 'moonshots' and interesting tech demos but I'd be far happier if they fixed search and kept their focus on that.