Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2005 18:57 UTC, submitted by DigitalDame
Google "I was thinking about all the cool stuff Google has done when I realized that none of it was original. The folks at Microsoft, long known for being copycats, must be furious, since nobody has ever accused Google of the same thing. Everything Google has done has been derivative. The search engine was taken from the AltaVista idea of huge computer farms. Gmail is a clone of Hotmail. The Google Chat is nothing special. Orkut is a copy of Friendster. Even the invention of ads targeted to search requests is derivative of the old GoTo.com search engine.
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So here's an opportunity for innovation:
by Temcat on Tue 1st Nov 2005 21:21 UTC
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2005-10-18

Give me web search using wildcards for words and parts of speech. As a translator, I often need such a feature when unsure about word/expression usage.

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