Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Today, Google is dropping from its home page the famous count of pages in its index while simultaneously claiming it has the most comprehensive collection of web documents available to searchers. Yes, this is the long expected counterblow to Yahoo's claim last month to have outdistanced Google. However, dropping the home page count is a positive move that I think helps defuse the entire size wars situation. That's because it divorces the notion of page counting as a way to 'prove' comprehensiveness, a move long overdue for the industry to make.