I'm listening to the audiobook of Telecosm, George Gilder's prophetic book about how abundant broadband would revolutionize the planet--which I recommend to everyone. I came across this passage, which reminded me just how good we really have it:
Reported to catalog only 16 percent of web pages, the best Internet search engines are foundering under the load, taking as long as six months to add new content.
If that was Search 1.0, Search 2.0 is great! Today's search engines will index this post in a matter of minutes and while there are still parts of the "Deep Web
" that aren't crawled, a number of Search 3.0 upstarts are working on solving that problem, too!