How does Google really work?

November 9, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More

This is the first clear and concise explanation I’ve ever read.  I didn’t realize they did their magic using PC’s (pigeon clusters).

Page and Brin experimented with numerous avian motivators before settling on a combination of linseed and flax (lin/ax) that not only offered superior performance, but could be gathered at no cost from nearby open space preserves. This open space lin/ax powers Google’s operations to this day, and a visit to the data coop reveals pigeons happily pecking away at lin/ax kernels and seeds.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Jad says:


    Note: This page was posted for April Fool's Day – 2002.

  2. hogiemo says:

    AAAaaaaw man, I just thought I learned something about technology which I understood, PC (pigeon cr-p!).

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