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'A eulogy for AltaVista, the Google of its time'.

Goodbye AltaVista. You deserved better than this.... But then again, you always were the bright child neglected by your parents.... You appeared on the search engine scene in December 1995. You made us go "woah" when you arrived. You did that by indexing around 20 million web pages, at a time when indexing 2 million web pages was considered to be big.... Existing search engines like Lycos, Excite & InfoSeek (to name only a few) didn't quite know what hit them. With so many pages, you seemed to find stuff they and others didn't....

You were loved. You really were. People did not want to leave you. But despite adding new features, some of which Google copied, you couldn't keep up with the pace and innovation of that company. ... Rest in peace, AltaVista.

--Posted by Danny Sullivan at on June 28,2013.

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Title Annotation:BLOG BUZZ: Quotables from industry notables
Author:Sullivan, Danny
Publication:Information Today
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Sep 1, 2013
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