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Are Your Bits Flipped? by Joe Kissell

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6. The Right Way to Search the Web

Fluffy had finally found Google, after numerous failed attempts. Next challenge: figuring out how to type “bird.”
Fluffy had finally found Google, after numerous failed attempts. Next challenge: figuring out how to type “bird.”

I’ll bet you want to skip this chapter. Everyone knows how to search the Web, right? Maybe, but not everyone knows how to search the Web right. (See what I did there?) Even in an age when, despite the efforts of the world’s most popular search engine to protect its trademark, the verb to google is in common usage, a surprising number of people have trouble with this basic task. By “trouble” I mean searching but not finding what you’re looking for, having to wade through many pages of results to ...

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