On Wednesday 08 September 2004 22:35, Jon Brassey wrote:
> With my work on the TRIP Database (www.tripdatabase.com - hopeless plug I
> know) we have tried to adopt the best of both worlds. We try and use some
> of Google's tools (mis-spelling and the way they display medical images,
> clean interface etc), we also do seamless autosearches of PubMed via the
> Clinical Queries interface which helps inexperienced users get the best out
> of PubMed. The big difference between ourselves and google is that they
> are under the impression that quantity is superior to quality.
PageRank is also a big difference - Google recruits us out in the world to
judge the usefulness "goodness" of items on the Web. TRIP is good, and its
nature is of a central judgement on what is to be shown and how.
Someone searching for something who has _not_ Googled nowadays looks very very
silly, albeit adding a few more specific sources to their multisearch script
is necessary for anything like science.
Adrian Midgley Open Source software is better
GP, Exeter http://www.defoam.net/