Re: Bomb Incubators [Stupid Idea Series]

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Fri, 03 Dec 1999 13:28:18 -0800

Wayne? You've just come up with the stupid idea for the day.
Build a search engine company dedicated to identify "unique"
pages, ie. ones with information or wording that no other
page has on them. When a user does a search, rank them
by uniqueness. Register advertising like all the regular
search engines do, but your ads are more selective, targetted, and
of course, unique. Call the company Hapax software. BTW,
you notice that Whois Server version 1.1 for Network Solutions
no longer provides any other information about their database?


"I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory" wrote:
> > In recent (very recent actually) times it has come to mean a term
> > which gives very few (ideally one) hit on an exhaustive search engine
> > (such as AltaVista).
> Way cool. I had no idea search engine users had gotten so erudite.
> > So, if you want to have your stuff found without knowing where it is,
> > use a neologism (which hopefully doesn't catch on) as marker, and let
> > the site be indexed by a search engine.
> Ooh. Ooh. I've got one of my own! Almost.
> Three hits (plus a duplicate), but they all point to links to the same page.
> Oddly, there's no direct reference to the page itself.
> Cheers,
> Wayne

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