Saturday, February 26, 2005

What's next for Google

I've made a point of not blogging about work, but this is the most interesting software-related article I've read in a while, about the coming architecture battle for dominance of the search market.

One of the things the article alludes to only tangentially is that whoever wins the battle to dominate the search market will have a truly frightening power over private individuals, or at any rate, knowledge of individuals. As the "dark web" becomes increasingly available to search engines, privacy will be eroded to a degree and in ways that is very difficult to comprehend. Let's hope that whoever wins is indeed forced not to "do anything evil" with the power they will have.

Hat tip: JS.

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