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At 05:06 PM 7/7/2003 -0400, Bradleys wrote:
>Steven C. Barr's views are congruent with my own.
>
>Google is a good model to consider. How useful would Google be for most of
>us most of the time if it only indexed important sites and the most
>important parts of those sites on the internet? For me it would have very
>limited usefulness. Because Google indexes everything and doesn't try to
>make a decision as to what matters we can find things that are amazing.

The expense is for conversion to Google-friendly records from
paper/film/tape and Google does not YET index sound or image records for
content. That raises the ante somewhat (understatement).

Virage, DATE, and others do some of this.

Cheers,

Richard