Philip Jacob

Hindsight is 20/20

· Philip Jacob

The seeds for were planted here, way back in 1998.

Another wonderful quote from the same document written all those years ago:

Recently a new web indexing service was developed at Stanford University by the name of Google which is based on the debatably innovative idea of determining a document’s significance based on the significance of documents that link to it. *

I’d like to think that the debate referenced in the quote above is over, but I don’t believe that it is. Google seems more and more like a sparkly, shiny short-term hack to a very big problem.