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