Back in the days of the Search Engine Wars

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo discuss Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web — May 2005

left to right: David Pablo Cohn (Google), Tim Converse (Yahoo), Soumen Chakrabarti (IIT Bombay), Marc Najork (Microsoft), Andrei Broder (IBM).

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We decide that we’re being much too civil.

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Tim has always been good about taking initiative.

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But remember, it’s all about having the right tools.

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We’ll call it a draw here – there’s got to be a better way to resolve this.

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I know – let’s beat up Marc! It’s not collusion if no one loses an eye, right?

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Checking out the pictures – we didn’t get any good shots of “Marc’s revenge”, but the moment had passed.

It always bothers me when I hear someone talk about a competitor – any competitor – as “the enemy”. We’re not enemies – we’re competitors. The enemies are ignorance, poverty and sickness, loneliness fear and doubt. Those are the things we’re all fighting against, and we’re just hoping that we have the solution people are willing to choose (and reward us for).

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