Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
more useful options
 
PerlMonks  

Re^4: What will Google do next?

by xorl (Deacon)
on Apr 11, 2006 at 19:57 UTC ( #542650=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: What will Google do next?
in thread What will Google do next?

The reverse indexes were usually quite expensive. We had them in the lawfirm I worked in years ago. You could get a guy's telephone number, look it up, and then call his neighbors, do whatever.

The difference between this service and Google is simply availablilty. Anyone with access to a computer can find a person now, as long as the number is in the system (Google lets you opt out).

I've yet to see a local library that didn't have one of the criscross directories. Having google provide it makes it slightly easier to obtain.

The thing is, a lot of the information that the government collects and considers public record is not information that it has any business collecting. The same goes for most corporations.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://542650]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others romping around the Monastery: (11)
As of 2016-06-28 17:52 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    My preferred method of making French fries (chips) is in a ...











    Results (360 votes). Check out past polls.