The other day, I was reading Ray's review of what he seems to think is Yahoo's "RSS Reader." While his review is plainly wrong in several ways, that's not what I remember about it. Well, I may discuss that at a later time.
At the end of it, he says:
Yeah, I know the service is clearly marked as Beta, but I've become used to Google's definition of Beta...
Well, good news! Google's recent beta isn't much better.
Let's have a look...
Let's say you want to use Google's new local search to find Badminton related places in zipcode 94089 (Sunnyvale, where Yahoo happens to be--not far from the Googleplex). The results are preserved in the first screen shot on the right. The full-size version is, of course, easier to read.
But wait. It gets better!
Result #3 is Kit Kat Club, a strip club. A nudie bar. That sort of thing. Al Bundy would be proud, I'm sure. And result #4 is for a railroad club. Result #5 is for an American Legion Post.
And so on down the list.
Well, Ray, it may be time to revise your idea of what "Google Beta" is. I know I'm not impressed.
Oh, wait. I forgot. It's Google so it must be good. Silly me. That's what I get for missing my last brainwashing.
I guess it's all about using the right tool for the job, isn't it? :-)
Posted by jzawodn at March 18, 2004 05:38 PM