"Google Answers" removes "the Big Apple"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed May 26 10:49:39 UTC 2004

On Tue, 25 May 2004 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>    Google is a disgrace.  This should be reported somewhere.  Google
> should be embarrassed for this.  Are you listening, Gersh Kuntzman?

Some time ago I offered $200 on Google Answers for a pre-1938 citation for
"the butler did it."  I was very precise that I would only pay for a
correct and verifiable documented citation.  One of their crack
researchers found a web site with earlier evidence, but the web site was
clearly a joke.  Google said I had to pay and I had trouble getting
through to them to fix the error.  Finally, I saw that my credit card
information on file with them was outdated and I just let it rest.


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