He rounds of his assessment of the status quo in search engines by saying:
"Just when I thought it was safe to send my column off to Ariadne word reached me that AlltheWeb has changed its interface again. I thought I should take a quick look, and I'm very impressed with what I've seen...... Add to the fact that AlltheWeb has recently improved their search tools as well makes this search engine an increasingly attractive proposition for the experienced searcher."
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