politics of search engines

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Tue Jul 15 09:39:55 CDT 2003


[ed:  just to keep you updated  :-)   ]

From:	"Cynthia Freeman" <cfreeman at nyf.org>

Hi Randy - I think it still works, you just have to be sure to type in 
the words in quotes. CF  

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From:	"Steve Taylor" <steve at miltoxproj.org>

Actually, WMD Google thing is working still, or again.

Steve

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> Hi COMM-ORG.
> 
> Ah, alas, the search engine fun has gone away, as I feared it
> would.
> 
> In the weekend's incarnation of the "weapons of mass destruction"
> *feeling lucky* search on Google you would have received what
> looked like a legitimage error message saying  "these weapons of
> mass destruction cannot be found."  But when you read the details
> of the error message, the explanation was that "the country may
> be experiencing technical difficulties" and other similar
> statements dripping with irony and black humor, along with links
> that led you to things like the book version of Dr. Strangelove. 
> All very creative.  
> 
> But the fun now appears to be over.  Apologies to  those of you
> who have lives and don't feel any compulsion to spend your
> weekends on the Internet.
> 
> Randy
> moderator/editor, COMM-ORG
> randy at comm-org.utoledo.edu

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> Hi COMM-ORG,
> 
> I rigidly try to resist bothering you with stuff off-topic, but I
> found this particularly interesting and entertaining.  If you are
> not already familiar with it, go to the Google search engine
> (http://www.google.com), type in 
> 
> weapons of mass destruction
> 
> and click the "I'm feeling lucky" button.  Then carefully read
> what appears to be an error message.
> 
> Randy
> moderator/editor, COMM-ORG




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