from the most-everyone-most-everywhere dept.
Makarand writes "According to this BBC News
article researchers at MIT
are developing a search engine for people
using the web on slower net connections.
The software will e-mail queries to a central server and receive the most relevant
webpages from the search results by e-mail in a compressed form. Since the program is too big to download over a poor net connection
it will be mailed on CDs to libraries for people to borrow and install. They are also considering trying to persuade computer sellers
in developing countries to install the program on machines."
COMPASS [for the CDC-6000 series] is the sort of assembler one expects from
a corporation whose president codes in octal.
-- J.N. Gray