Swicki & Google

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Wed Jul 5 13:43:59 UTC 2006

"Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU>:

> On Jul 5, 2006, at 5:47 AM, Barry Popik wrote:
>> I... What is this swicki business? Is Arnold behind it?
>> ... This is a swicki
>> A search engine that learns from your community
> some explanation at http://swicki.eurekster.com/
> i wonder about the history of the name.  looks like it's designed to
> suggest "wiki" without actually being confused with it.

"search" + "wiki", I'd think. The link with wikis looks tenuous to me,
though, after reading their literature and creating a few of the beasts.
They do their best to stretch the "collaborative" aspect, because that's
hot right now and might attract funding. My guess.

Chris Waigl
who's one of the misspellings of the former german Minister of Finance. or
vice versa.

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