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Legion. An amalgamated journal.

Sucked into a time hole

For its tenth birthday, Google has brought out Google 2001, which searches their earliest available database, from January 2001.

Try searching for Barack Obama: you’ll get his Illinois Senate page, followed by the Saguaro Seminar at the Kennedy School.

On the other hand, try Sarah Palin. Nothing much interesting; some genealogy pages, mostly. Now try it in quotes. That’s right: as of 2001, Google knew absolutely nothing about the woman who is being considered for the position of Vice President of the United States.

Garrett Dash Nelson

September 30th, 2008 at 8:08 pm