Categories Links Random Links for 2006-11-14 Post author By Tom Coates Post date November 14, 2006 7 Comments on Links for 2006-11-14 Ms. Dewey So it went around a month ago but I stumbled upon it today for some reason and you have to ask yourself, what the fuck is in the water at Microsoft if they think this is a good idea? ← There's something (crappy) about Borat… → Some links that del.icio.us missed… 7 replies on “Links for 2006-11-14” Hear, hear! Ms. Dewey annoys me as both a librarian and as someone with an information retrieval/search engine heavy degree. It’s such an awful search engine and they’ve tried to disguise it with their “sexy librarian” in the hopes that you don’t notice the dead hamster that apparently powers it. And there I was hoping your ‘stupidthingsontheinternet’ tag was going to lead to hours of non-work semi-amusement… How odd. But so nice that boo.com isn’t dead after all! what the hell? You type in a search, then you watch a video of 30 seconds of abuse and name calling aimed at you, then it returns no results!! I think this’ll replace google as my NOT homepage! (I know how you love borat) It’s fairly amusing for oh about 5 seconds but as a search engine it’s pointless. Although I didn’t get the name calling and the abuse that Thom got. Probably because its the closest thing they’ll get to hot date? Though finding it odd in the way it is presented, I can easily imagine it integrated with Microsoft TV platform. They’re clearly betting on home entertainment and in voice input technologies so it would be no surprise. Comments are closed.