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Re: Local search engines and accessibility

From: Paul Davis <paul@ten-20.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 08:10:41 +0100
Message-ID: <001001c426a6$983519e0$1bbbfea9@JAMESU>
To: "Jesper Tverskov" <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

There is another point to consider here, one of choice and variety. If we
advocate the use of a single format provided by a single entity, there is a
danger of creating a monster with a controlling influence. A monopoly could
empower the provider to name their own price as it were and sponsored
results would become the only results on offer. Google powers many search
facilities as a back end provider anyway. Why provide more power to their
elbow?

Besides we have to think of all users and if everything looked the same we
are heading into a very grim borg like world of collective uniformity.

ugh....viva la difference!
smiles
Paul Davis
Received on Tuesday, 20 April 2004 03:13:29 UTC

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