The Week in Review

Hobnob with the Gurus at Search Engine Conferences
SearchDay, September 5, 2002
Attending a search engine or information industry conference is a great way to immerse yourself in knowledge and hobnob with some of the savviest people working in the web search arena.

Special Search Tools Issue
SearchDay, September 4, 2002
Search tools maven Avi Rappoport covers new articles, announcements and reports from the world of web site search software.

From Free to Fee
SearchDay, September 3, 2002
A new blog is chronicling the web's transition from predominantly free sites to an ever increasing number that have established toll booths for access.

September 2, 2002 Labor Day Holiday

Elsewhere at

Search Engine Results You Can Control
Don't throw yourself at the mercy of algorithmic search engine results.

Interview: Lou Rosenfeld and Peter Morville on Information Architecture
We interview the authors of O'Reilly's Information Architecture for the World Wide Web. Learn how IA has changed in the last four years, and about controlled (and out of control) vocabularies.

Computational and Electrical Grids Compared,,3291_1455331,00.html
Much has been made of the utility computing model for Grid computing, where computer power would be delivered just like electricity from an outlet. In a recent article, two Australian researchers took the metaphor a step further with a point-by-point comparison of computational and electrical grids.

It's All Over For Napster
Napster will be put out to pasture after a Delaware court blocks Bertelsmann's attempts at taking over the bad boy of Internet file swapping.

Search Headlines

NOTE: Article links often change. In case of a bad link, use the publication's search facility, which most have, and search for the headline.

Tech latest
Travel agents tripped up in Orbitz suit...
CNET Sep 6 2002 12:49PM GMT
XML and metadata news
W3C publishes plan for mixing XML markup languages... Sep 6 2002 9:57AM GMT
Online marketing news
Pop, Pop, Pop Go Those Web Ads...
Wired News Sep 6 2002 9:38AM GMT
Online search engines news
China blocks second search website...
BBC Sep 6 2002 8:28AM GMT
Online marketing news
MetaCrawler Gets 'Googled'...
Internet News Sep 6 2002 5:36AM GMT
Online information news
Americans support government removal of online information...
AP via New Jersey Online Sep 6 2002 5:16AM GMT
Online search engines news
Media Watchdog Groups Criticize China for Blocking Web Search Engine...
VOA Sep 6 2002 3:08AM GMT
Engine trouble...
Media Guardian Sep 5 2002 9:00AM GMT
Online access news
With a Single Click, a Vast E-Mail Harvest...
New York Times Sep 5 2002 8:22AM GMT
Web developer news
Get up and running with a host of .NET articles...
CNET Sep 5 2002 3:26AM GMT
XML and metadata news
Are Weblogs changing our culture?...
Slate Magazine Sep 5 2002 2:27AM GMT
Online marketing news
Anti-spam group off to rocky start... Sep 5 2002 1:07AM GMT
Online search engines news
Meta Search Engine MetaCrawler Unveils New Look, Google Results...
URLwire Sep 5 2002 0:23AM GMT
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About the author

Chris Sherman is a frequent contributor to several information industry journals. He's written several books, including The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook and The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See, co-authored with Gary Price. Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994, when he developed online searching tutorials for several clients. From 1998 to 2001, he was's Web Search Guide.