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Google Flops, Fizzles and Failures

“There ain’t no sure thing, it’s just the roll of the dice” — Bobby Bare

In 1995–96 I wrote a monthly magazine column about the Internet. It’s one of the ways I learn about how things work, by writing about them.

My columns were very basic. What is a search engine? What is a browser? How does email work? What is the World Wide Web?

One column was called the Top 25 Search Engines. I essentially wrote a paragraph about all the search engines I could find, explaining their pros and cons, listing their URLs and making…

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