Google: Search fast, Forget faster

Google‘s new instant search might be an opportunity to weigh the element of speed. Not search speed, but the speed of how fast memories fade.

Remembering an event such as the September 11, 2001 loss of life is something that should not be hidden, tucked away underneath a tiny ribbon at the bottom of the search engine’s homepage.

And yet, on this day of infamy, Google does just that; all while honors the victims of 9/11 with a special homepage. (formerly Ask Jeeves) offers a refreshing departure from Google’s shameful inaction, by displaying a beautiful page in memoriam of the victims of the September 11 attack.

Infoseek, Lycos and Altavista are all so 1999, and thus time has stopped in that era for them. No visuals, no reference to 9/11 at all. Yahoo is also barely dedicating anything remotely special to 9th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack.

In this era of political correctness, promoting the speed of searching seems to be fine – as long as we forget equally fast the crushed towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in flames.


  1. I agree and share your sentiments.

  2. Thanks, Poor Uncle.

    A couple of airhead commentators decided to abuse this post in order to spew anti-American venom according to their agenda.

    Those are exactly the people that maintain no humanity and have no intention of preserving peace. They are pitiful and thus banned from reading my blog ever again. 🙂

    Google is an American corporation and it *owed* to display an amount of patriotism that matched the importance of the event. They didn’t. That’s the point of my post.

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