Blast from the Past

by Mark Bardsley, MLIS Day

This issue's blast comes from the January/February 1997 issue of "The Silverfish". I usually comment on blasts that are at least 10 years old. However, this gem is interesting because it covers a colloquium on metacrawler which was developed by a few UW alumni. According to the article, the crowd was delighted by the web search services demonstration. It then describes what a metasearch engine is. We've come a long way. It references work on a futuristic HuskySearch engine. I ,wonder what that was about. I tried the URL but surprisingly, it didn't work. I hope it didn't turn in that service that periodically emails me asking if I want to meet other single huskies. I can't believe spam still hasn't figured out that I'm married.



Contact the Silverfish
Page last updated: November 16, 2005