AltaVista – Why did Altavista search engine lose ground so quickly to Google? From the standpoint of information retrieval, Altavista and earlier search engines adapted the principles that had been developed since the 1960’s to do automatic searching on large bodies of information. Several information retrieval theories had been developed (principally Boolean, vector, and probabilistic) … Continue reading “AltaVista”

Net Neutrality

Big Cable fronts fake anti-Net-Neutrality group whose “members” never joined Cory Doctorow at 3:00 pm Wed, Jun 11, 2014 Broadband For America is an anti-Net Neutrality group entirely funded by the National Cable and Telecom Association — Big Cable’s lobbying front, that has represented itself to the FCC as a broad-based coalition that demands as … Continue reading “Net Neutrality”