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Early Yahoo and Google (and Brian Lent)  (View post) [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
16 years ago3,854 views

/////Students had to evaluate each other’s plans, and Brian Lent, a PhD student in the database group, gave Yahoo! a D-minus. Lent, MS ’95, thought the selection process should

How arrogant and asinine to give a D-minus to a project because it is not automated.

Obviously egos and competition are at play here. It is not always a good idea to have others analyze the projects of their peers unless they can be tech objective and have expertise.

Yang obviously is very forgiving. But a D-minus is insane.

One the project of Google, Altavista WAS also using a crawler with a strong sense of keyword proximity. They were famous for their bolean operators.

But the tragedy of Altavista is hard to forgive. Here was the Google of its day, but dying from politics, ignorance, short sightedness etc.

Even AllTheWeb had potential as Altavista was declining.

There are so many examples of bad leadership and poor direction – ruining top companies.

A few years ago, Yahoo was by far the search destination with the top search share. They sat back and watch Google take it away from them.

Do you understand the warnings by SearchEnginesWeb on Google's spam chief's blog.

They would get so angry at the frankness!!!!

snwoow [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

whether he's a loser or not i'll leave to other geniuses to figure out.

i love the irony......sure yahoo (is) screwed up now and google is the best thing since sliced bread....its very concievable that one day a new co. will come along that ends up making us all say negative things about google.

the hubris is out there is remarkable.

Grant Hutchins [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

Google is the incorrect spelling. Googol is the correct term for ten to the hundredth power. So the part in brackets was incorrectly corrected.

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