[Air-l] Looking for good search-engine literature

Dominic Pinto zorro at btinternet.com
Wed May 17 01:17:14 PDT 2006

--- Ben Peters <bjpeters at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm Ben Peters, a doctoral student at Columbia
> struggling with how to study
> search-engines. There's the problem of plenty:
> searching search-engines
> produces a library of material with no card catalog.
> There's the problem of
> self-reflection: studying search-engines through
> search-engines makes one
> pause to consider. Must one remove herself from the
> medium in order to study
> it (and other second-order issues)? But how else can
> one study a subject so
> young, except by using it to study itself?

This may be so obvious as to have been already
considered: start by seraching the indexes of a good library.

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