Google and the Net
honig at sprynet.com
Tue Oct 9 21:10:43 PDT 2001
At 11:23 PM 10/9/01 -0400, Declan McCullagh wrote:
>Huh? There's little to search with when it comes to images, unless
>you pull from the surrounding content, which Google does.
But google doesn't save the images, including navigational images
(which tend to be .gifs) nor does it -traversal -crawl
And the dynamic (CGI) site problem.
Also, I realize this is a lot of bandwidth. Perhaps sites could
automatically self-nominate for mirroring? Ie, Joe Sixpack
putting up his housecat site won't bother; but a dissident
would. But that's a Freenet-type scheme.
>There are several orders of magnitude difference between storing web
>page-size content and the kind of filename-size content that would
>appear in image titles and descriptions.
Yes and I realized shortly after posting that Google probably is smart
about compressing what can be. Basically I need dense (but slow)
nonvolitile memory prices to decrease, not software.
Eventually tech could outpace human output. Everyone would have a Slab
containing the history (and all uncopyrighted and copyrighted works,
the latter licensable of course :-) from the Sumerians to last month's
concerts. And everyone painting and singing until the sun burnt out would not
fill another Slab.
Meanwhile make backups. And mirror the twisted. :-)
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