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Sunday, December 28, 2003

Finding Backlinks with MSN Search

If you go to the MSN Advanced Search page, you can enter the URL of one of your sites and get an extensive collection of links pointing to it. Just select “Link to URL” from the box below the search query.

Only the full URL (including “http://”) makes the MSN backlinks search work.

As We May Think

“The impulses which flow in the arm nerves of a typist convey to her fingers the translated information which reaches her eye or ear, in order that the fingers may be caused to strike the proper keys. Might not these currents be intercepted, either in the original form in which information is conveyed to the brain, or in the marvelously metamorphosed form in which they then proceed to the hand? (...)

Presumably man’s spirit should be elevated if he can better review his shady past and analyze more completely and objectively his present problems. He has built a civilization so complex that he needs to mechanize his record more fully if he is to push his experiment to its logical conclusion and not merely become bogged down part way there by overtaxing his limited memory. His excursion may be more enjoyable if he can reacquire the privilege of forgetting the manifold things he does not need to have immediately at hand, with some assurance that he can find them again if they prove important.”
– Vannevar Bush, As We May Think (The Atlantic Monthly), July 1945

Also see: On the Trail of the Memex - Vannevar Bush, Weblogs and the Google Galaxy (Dennis G. Jerz, February 17, 2003).


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