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).
We decide that we’re being much too civil.
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).