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- n. Plural form of search engine.
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Conservative peer Lord Lucas this week also suggested that search engines be made exempt from copyright suits stemming from their copying, or 'indexing', of web pages.
It would have been logical to differentiate the brand from the rival search engines by highlighting the human-touch directory approach, the number of Web sites being offered, and the speed of loading pages.
Most other search engines start with a word or phrase Prince Charles, the Millennium Dome, Hadrian’s Wall and list every Web site that mentions them—which is the main reason surfers run into so many numbing announcements of 38,542 possible answers.
Five hundred years after Gutenberg’s introduction of the printing press and Martin Luther’s translation of the Bible let common people bypass the priestly class, the vernacular of twenty-four-hour news channels and Internet search engines is freeing us to take on tasks that we’d long assumed were limited to those with specialized training.
Instead of reading through old textbooks and hunting for journal articles as Rimland had done, this second generation of autism advocates used the Internet to access cutting-edge research: Thanks to service providers like America Online and search engines like Alta Vista, information that had previously been available only to the select few was in wide circulation.