BruceWane - 3:45 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)
Well, OK, I was ranting a bit. Thinking about it for a minute, it's obvious that every time I go online I don't buy something. But my basic point is that there often seems to be an attitude that commercial sites have no place on the internet and deserve to be buried under informational sites. The current model of "one search fits all", trying to make search results match a survey of what people most often search for, is wrong. Like I said before, I think the best solution is to have people specify what kind of search they want to perform. In the current model, it's like assuming that since more people eat at McD*'s than at a local chinese restaurant, the chinese restaurant is placed so that to get to it you HAVE to pass through the McD*'s parking lot........people know what they want, give them access to it! Some people here complain about having to sort through commercial sites when looking for information - how different is that from having to sort through informational sites when you're looking to buy something?