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From "David Reid" <dr...@jetnet.co.uk>
Subject Re: Funny stuff
Date Mon, 06 Mar 2000 21:00:36 GMT
Nice concept...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dean Gaudet" <dgaudet-list-new-httpd@arctic.org>
To: <new-httpd@apache.org>
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2000 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: Funny stuff


> one solution is to build a distributed search engine which takes into
> account your personal tastes and can't easily be tainted by corporate
> interests.
>
> for example, your search profile is based on the email you read, and the
> web pages you visit (through a proxy which collects the stats).  your
> profile is augmented by those of people you trust -- the trust model is
> part of your profile.
>
> the "distributed" part is something akin to how email/dns work.  for
> example, email/dns would never work if there were a single site for either
> of them.  they're distributed systems in which no piece has knowledge of
> the entire system.
>
> so suppose my trust network includes all of the folks who've ever posted
> to new-httpd.  then a search on my trust network could find pages which
> all of you have visited -- which, for example, would include a lot of
> stuff on java, which is a topic i haven't done much searching/reading on.
>
> when i find that my results are being tainted i make a negative adjustment
> to my trust model.
>
> pretty high view of a concept, but i think it's achievable given today's
> technology -- it'd just take a few years development.
>
> Dean
>
> On Mon, 6 Mar 2000, David Reid wrote:
>
> > Doesn't anyone else feel that this is getting just a bit out of hand???
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <TOKILEY@aol.com>
> > To: <new-httpd@apache.org>; <jim@jagunet.com>
> > Sent: Monday, March 06, 2000 6:40 PM
> > Subject: Re: Funny stuff
> >
> >
> > >
> > > In a message dated 00-03-06 12:55:19 EST, you write:
> > >
> > > > Does Apple or MS prevent
> > > > people from using apple.gid or microsoft.gif or windows.gif
> > > > as NAMES of GIFs?? :) :)
> > >
> > > Not currently... but they could if they wanted to.
> > >
> > > Looks like the law is coming down on the side of those
> > > who consider any document or file 'sitting on the web' to
> > > be covered under the 'published materials' laws. If the
> > > name is accessible to the public ( such as the name of
> > > an entity on a Web page ) then is considered 'published'.
> > >
> > > 'Deep drilldowns' and file/page names that are NOT mentioned
> > > in any 'public' html document still seem to remain, in the
> > > courts eyes, 'unpublished' material.
> > >
> > > This whole thing about 'search engines' finding 'other peoples
> > > pages' is going to get nastier as the days go by. The debate
> > > is being fueled by recent findings that when Joe/Jane Q. Surfer is
> > > looking for something he/she won't even ask for the second page
> > > of a search result. If it isn't on the first page he/she gives up.
> > >
> > > I have already heard that some search engines are going to start
> > > charging a fee to 'prioritize' the hits which means if you have
> > > the bucks you can pay them to 'bubble' all your page hits
> > > to the top. Top of the list goes to the highest bidder.
> > >
> > > Kevin Kiley
> > > CTO, Remote Communications, Inc.
> > > http://www.RemoteCommunications.com
> > >
> >
> >
>
>


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