Mankind's questions unscroll day and night on a computer screen in an office hallway in Mountain View, California. Workers here at Google were once fascinated to watch the queries climb up and off the screen, two per second, 173,000 per day. But they rarely stop to glance anymore. Most Google employees long ago lost interest in the words and the astonishing numbers they represent: Each of these questions, culled randomly from six giant server farms scattered around the world, represents 1,500 inquiries, totaling 260 million Web searches per day.
Tuesday, April 22, 2003
Wired 11.05: Inside the Soul of the Web
Posted By Allen at 2:05 PM
24 hours watching the world look for answers at Google. Here is a very interesting article from WIRED about Google. It seems a reporter sat and watched 24 hours worth of questions on the system.