As close as I'll get to going to Harvard

Although I did attend the The Harvard of the North!

I gave a talk at Harvard early in April on the history of search at Sun. If you're interested you can watch the video. I'm the big dude up at the front there. Also, you get a few thrilling seconds of Jim Waldo close to the start.

I go into a bit of background on the early work that formed the foundation for our engine, and some of the stuff that's going into Minion and Aura.

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Hm, I can't get to that video - network problem. Is this just me?

Posted by Otis Gospodnetic on May 08, 2008 at 09:33 AM EDT #

It didn't used to work for me either, but I checked it this morning and it loaded fine (well, I got to see the first five seconds.)

Keep trying?

Posted by Stephen Green on May 08, 2008 at 11:21 AM EDT #

No luck for me. Maybe it's the lovely desktop-friendly Linux + Helix player combination. Is there a direct download link? No luck finding a copy on YourTube nor Google Video nor Y! Video... :(

Posted by Otis Gospodnetic on May 09, 2008 at 02:09 PM EDT #

Worked for me! Thanks for the link, I enjoyed it.

Posted by Jeff on May 26, 2008 at 03:40 PM EDT #

"the foundation for our engine"

What engine?

Thanks,

Charles Knight
AltSearchEngines

Posted by Charles Knight on May 27, 2008 at 08:26 AM EDT #

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