[LINK] Why are Google services so poor?

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Sep 22 15:36:20 AEST 2011

The addled children who run the Google News search-engine seem to 
contrive new cock-ups on a weekly basis.

1.  Old searches are returning utter nonsense.

2.  Entries prior to the current month have either disappeared into 
thin air or are getting a fixed date of 31 Dec 1969 displayed for 
them, e.g.

3.  2009 continues to be excised from the calendar

What Advanced Search currently generates for 2011

What it used to generate for 2011

Yes, I'm prepared to allow for the possibility that the sentient 
being that is Google is applying the accumulated collection of 
correspondence about me, that has been gifted to it by other people, 
combined with my searches and/or my mostly static IP-address, to 
infer that I have a sense of humour and enjoy randomised information.

Roger Clarke                                 http://www.rogerclarke.com/
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd      78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
                    Tel: +61 2 6288 1472, and 6288 6916
mailto:Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au                http://www.xamax.com.au/

Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre      Uni of NSW
Visiting Professor in Computer Science    Australian National University

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