Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th May 2013 21:33 UTC
Google Why does Google get so much credit in the technology industry? Why, despite the company's many obvious failings, do many geeks and enthusiasts still hold a somewhat positive view on the all-knowing technology giant? A specific talk at Google I/O this week provides the answer.
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RE[3]: Comment by kragil
by Morgan on Tue 21st May 2013 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kragil"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm sorry but:

2. Pagerank is not software.



So Google just waves a magic wand and pages are ranked? You do realize it takes software to make things happen on computers, right?

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RE[4]: Comment by kragil
by JAlexoid on Tue 21st May 2013 17:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kragil"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Since when does an algorithm equate to software? You are aware of the differences between software and algorithms, right?

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RE[5]: Comment by kragil
by Morgan on Tue 21st May 2013 18:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kragil"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

So they implement their algorithms by whispering in the server's ear? At some point, someone types some code and things happen. That's called "software", as opposed to "firmware" or "hardware".

You really are dragging this out to make your point. What's next, you're going to break it down into bits and nybbles just to claim that computer programs aren't "software"?

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