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    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday May 14 2002, @10:31AM (#6329)
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    Oops. The Keith Teare weblog link should be here. Httip? Must be the hypertext transfer idiot protocol. And using Internet Explorer the RealName Keith Teare gets you there, but you have to put up with it opening a Micro$oft Network Search page, with the first listing being teare.com, followed by other search results. As tbyfield said, RealNames became indistinguishable from a paid search engine placement. That doesn't strike me as something that would cause me to use RealNames. Or MSN Search. Or Internet Explorer.

    My web browser of choice is Opera. Within its URL line if I type:

    g keith teare
    I am taken to this page, as g by default in Opera's URL line means do a search on Google. Compare that to what one gets via the RealName keith teare here. There is no comparison, except that both list teare.com first.

    Beyond that, Google is far faster than MSN, partly because it isn't full of ads (and MSN feeds me a doubleclick.net popunder ad for Casino On Net for good measure). Google's results are arguably more relevant, you can decide yourself from the links above, Google presently lists tbyfield's article above on the first page, for example. :) In addition, Opera bills itself as the world's faster browser. I don't know if that is true but it sure beats Infernal Exploder and Netscrape. Opera also easily allows you to turn off popunder ads, and is available for more operating systems than IE, which are in turn generally faster than Windoze bloatware. Like I say, no comparison.

    Keith Teare, whose interview on CNET I've just listened to, seems a visionary in many ways, he is someone who sees what the internet could be, rather than what it is, with echoes of Ted Nelson's Xanadu. If we do get there it seems Micro$oft wants to be there to greet us. In the meantime /my choice of keyword/Opera/Google/ blows the doors off /Realnames/IE/MSN/. -g

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