How Google Works

The TED Blog has a pointer to some interesting details of how Google searches are architected. A snippet that I found intriguing:
Google’s servers basically make a copy of the entire Web, page by page, every few days, storing it in their huge data centers.
This reminds me of the mapmakers in the story by Borges, who ended up creating a map of their kingdom at a scale of 1:1…

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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