Mike_Mackin - 3:43 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0) " [altavista.com...]
some will differ BUT
AltaVista, which means "a view from above", was inspired by the creation of big ideas and a fascination with keeping track of information. During the spring of 1995, scientists at Digital Equipment Corporation's Research lab in Palo Alto, CA, devised a way to store every word of every page on the entire Internet in a fast, searchable index. This lead to the development of the first searchable, full-text database on the World Wide Web."