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EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Build Your Own Search Engine With ht://dig

Dec 21, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Finding things is the #1 problem in this here computerized age. It's easier than ever to squirrel away terabytes of data. But then what? How to sort through all that lot to ever find anything? And why should we have to? In the olden days, file clerks, librarians, and secretaries took care of data storage and retrieval. Then along came computers, and suddenly it was decreed that file clerks, librarians, and secretaries were no longer necessary; that mere mortals like managers and sysadmins and programmers and other ordinary, unassuming humble personages could simply order their computers to do the work.

"Well, us folks who remained firmly planted in the real world knew it wasn't going to work, and it didn't. Coders from all walks of life gave us powerful file-searching tools like find, grep, and locate..."

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