Replying to: petebrown

@petebrown This reminds me of the Google "I'm Feeling Lucky" button which I never use(d) because 1. it was too smug of a statement by Google that they were superior to other search engines that were extant at that time, 2. I always want to see the range of choices for my query and then I'll be the one to decide what to click on.

Discovery is a challenge, search engines helicopter us in to one page and we may miss a lot by this approach. Most surf the web indexes like directories, webrings, blogrolls, links pages take us to the index page where we are invited to explore deeper into the website. And we are all richer for having many different ways for discovery. I suppose AI has it's place but in the use case cited it's just another gatekeeper.

Brad Enslen @bradenslen



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