Attending a presentation on Bing before the summer, I was quite pleased with the abilities and ideas put into this project set aside the fact that it really doesn’t present anything new. Microsoft seems to have found the perfect argument for this:
- “People didn’t ask for a new search engine?”
Now, people didn’t ask for the DVD either, in fact when asked they wanted a VHS with double the rewind speed :o)
I certainly applaud the success of Bing, as I support any competition Google can get, but it would have been nice to see some real innovation. I for once am looking forward to the day when search happens in the background, becomes ubiquitous, what will happen to search advertising business model then? When the whole concept of the search results page becomes superfluous.
Still, I find this charming… :
(via Boing Boing)