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Re: Statements against new.net?
On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Scott Francis wrote: > > On Wed, Mar 14, 2001 at 11:21:57PM -0800, Vadim Antonov had this to say: > [snip] > > Actually i do not propose any new layers. The "layer" in question exists > > already, in form of address books, hyperlinks and search engines. > > one word - inaccuracy. Have you tried to do a search for any even moderately > popular or public term lately? Have you ever tried looking in the dictionary for the meaning of a word, and found multiple definitions? You are arguing against LANGUAGE, which is not strictly deterministic. > The last thing people want to do is have to sift through 50,000 or more > results for the exact site they're looking for - this is _why_ we have > domain names: so people can go exactly where they're trying to > go. What Vadim is trying to explain to you is that this does not scale(or at least not with the current system.) When I type in the world "apple" do I want information on the fruit, the computer company, or the record company(or something else that contains/is related to the string "apple"?) Add to this the complexity of multilingualism, where a string of characters can have a reasonably deterministic meaning or set of meanings in one language, and a completely different set of meanings in another. > Search engines are horribly inaccurate for trying to reach any > single particular page, unless it's so bizarre that you only get a dozen > search results. I would definitely not advocate search engines to replace > the current DNS system, unless a whole new generation of search engines > was created that could effectively deduce exactly where the user _really_ > wanted to go, accurately, every time (which is what DNS currently does). So tell me when I type in the word "apple" where exactly do I want to go?