Richard Bucker

is search broken

Posted at — Jun 13, 2015

A friend of mine wanted me to construct a system that would trigger either a shopping cart instance or an alert email when Nike’s one-off shoes arrived. Forget that there are a number of programs out there that perform that function but it’s clear that it’s also an arms race and as such falls into game theory.

Enter search…

I’m curious to know how many Chromebooks other than just the highest end Google Chromebook Pixel uses the Intel i7. But when I tried to search for them I got a wide mix of products. Needless to say the results were less than stellar; downright disappointing as it was mostly advertisers doing the bait and switch thing.

I tried:

and I even tried Amazon.