Endlessly Searching (tanka)*

Goggle used to be

a narrow wooden drawer

of three by five cards

that would send you to the stacks

to find the knowledge you sought


*Note: I sometimes laugh when I hear a student say, “It took forever to find the information!” Pre 1990 it took weeks to find pertinent information at the library. Find your main book then beginning all the cross referencing to find the information you needed (accumulating a pile of books and articles) to write a report or term paper. Now the library is at your fingertips in your pocket, all the information you need with a few key strokes and arrow clicks. Yes, it still takes times, however not physically running back and forth.

Search engine history all started in 1990 with Archie, an FTP site hosting an index of downloadable directory listings. Search engines continued to be primitive directory listings, until search engines developed to crawling and indexing websites, eventually creating algorithms to optimize relevancy.

To see the progression of search engines follow link https://www.wordstream.com/articles/internet-search-engines-history

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49 thoughts on “Endlessly Searching (tanka)*

  1. That’s so interesting to think about….from that time to now….how the searching has changed….only one thing is constant….the search

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  2. Awww, The good old days weren’t always so good or better than we have it now, right? It’s sort of a patchwork or better and worse when comparing now to then?

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