Internet Searches and the Earths History…


I’ve been putting together a website for my Karate Club recently. They wanted it plain and simple and that is exactly what they got. Website design is certainly not my forte πŸ™‚

Anyway, during the process of building this site I had to search the net for pieces of information, like competition results etc. It then struck me that the world only came into existence about 5 years ago, or so it would seem if you base your view on the contents of the internet.

The IT industry is like a bubble where everything moves so quickly, while the outside world just ambles along. Sometimes it’s easy to lose site of this, but when searching for time-based information outside of the IT industry the net can very quickly become a wasteland.

I noticed today that Yahoo! passed google in total items searched. I guess this should be good news, but I’m sure the reality is that their index has been filled by duplicate information and automatically generated search optimization sites. Could IBM Shake up the Search Engine World? Well something needs too πŸ™‚



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

4 thoughts on “Internet Searches and the Earths History…”

  1. Hi Tim,

    Did you write another book ?

    This says you wrote “Oracle PL/SQL Tuning : Expert Secrets for High Performance Programming (Oracle In-Focus series) (Paperback)” along with DB. But about the author part is about all about MA.

    He He…


  2. I’m still writing it. I’ve got about 1.5 more chapters to go.

    Mike Ault was originally going to write it, but had to pull out due to other commitments, so Don asked me if I would do it.

    Books get registered ahead of their release, and this was meant to be out by June originally, hence the Amazon advert. Once it’s finished and up for sale all the Amazon text etc. should be altered to reflect the fact that I wrote it and Don is the series editor.

    Watch this space πŸ™‚



  3. It will by the time the book is published. At the time the book was registered the details were correct. By the time it is for sale they will have been changed πŸ™‚

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