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Web Dragons by Teresa Numerico, Marco Gori, Ian H. Witten

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CHAPTER 7 THE DRAGONS EVOLVE 

All is not well with the universe (which others call the Web). It’s a democratic storehouse of information in which everyone who wants can have a say. It’s beginning to subsume traditional books and journals—not to mention audio, video, and other electronic entertainment media. The web dragons—search engines—are wonderful tools to help you find what you want. We all use them every day and (when we remember to think about it) are grateful for their existence. We could not even begin to estimate how many searches we did when writing this book; it would be an astronomical figure on a par with the number of times we clicked save in the word processor. Web dragons are marvels of technology, miraculous in how much they ...

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