rlange - 3:52 pm on Nov 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
What does production have to do with it?
MrSavage was expressing concern that it's somehow unfair that those who have the ability to produce fresh content quickly are rewarded more than those who do not. All other things being equal, there's absolutely nothing unfair about that situation.
Of course, "reward" is relative. If you're pulling in 100% more than you're spending, and that enterprise you're competing with is only doing 50%, I'd say you're being rewarded far more than that enterprise, even if the enterprise is in the #1 spot and you're not.
But to answer your question, Yes. Isn't that how Google started?
That's how they started, yes, but that's not how they were at the point they surpassed the top search engines at the time. They didn't just sit in their garage and expect to beat out Yahoo, Lycos, and Alta Vista with the same resources that they started out with; they grew their operation.