from the sounds-more-like-the-deep-hurting dept.
abysmilliard writes "Salon is running a story on next-generation web crawling technologies, specifically Yahoo's new paid "Content Acquisition Program." The article alleges that current search services like Google manage to access less than 1% of the web, and that the new services will be able to trawl the "deep web," or the 90-odd percent of web databases, forms and content that we don't see. Will access to this new level of specific information change how we deal with companies, governments and private insitutions?"
...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has
been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
- Fred Brooks, Jr.