The Deipnosophist

Where the science of investing becomes an art of living

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Location: Summerlin, Nevada, United States

A private investor for 20+ years, I manage private portfolios and write about investing. You can read my market musings on three different sites: 1) The Deipnosophist, dedicated to teaching the market's processes and mechanics; 2) Investment Poetry, a subscription site dedicated to real time investment recommendations; and 3) Seeking Alpha, a combination of the other two sites with a mix of reprints from this site and all-original content. See you here, there, or the other site!

17 March 2006

Next Generation Search

Bill Burnham's comments...
The search industry has been dominated for the last 6 years or so by one significant technology, Google’s Page Rank . Page Rank basically uses popularity as a proxy for relevancy which, if Google’s $100BN market cap is any guide, has proven to be a valuable approximation. However like many technologies, Page Rank’s hegemony is gradually wearing thin thanks to the fact that it is easily gamed and inherently limited by its derived and agnostic nature. With Page Rank’s utility declining thanks to SEO companies and “site spam” the natural question becomes what, if any, new technologies will emerge to either supplement or even replace Page Rank.
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