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"McFall, Robertson's attorney, said the tipping point in the case came when Robertson's mother uncovered new evidence last week that proved he didn't write the story's initial paragraph. After searching for the first sentence in Google, Kathy Robertson discovered the paragraph was part of a template that came on a CD-ROM for an Adobe PageMaker textbook."
I hope if I'm ever accused of a felony, that Google will vindicate me ;-)
Just kidding around :D
Maybe, this might be a better reading about Google -> Is Google the next Microsoft?(The Inquirer, UK) [theinquirer.net]
Let's say "If the order is given to evacuate, you must do so immediately." is the query...
Using exact search
Google -> 1 result
Alltheweb -> 1 result
Alta Vista -> 1 result
(I didn't try other SE)
all results are similar
So what's the amazing thing with Google? What if she happened to use AltaVista in her search. Would that make AV amazing? Would this Board would have such flowery glorification...
Alta Vista Provides "turning point" in a felony case
FYI, Google did not provide the turning point or tipping point or whatever of a case. It is her(Robertson's mother) discovery that leads to an evidence...
[in fact if you look at the Google results there's no indication that the content came from a cd of Adobe Pagemaker which I can only surmise that by her following the 'leads', she found out that that it did came from Adobe]...
Which provides the crucial evidence that the paragraph did came from a template.
Did Google provide the template? At best the title of this thread is very misleading, implying that Google have 'direct' involvement in that case, what a stretch of imagination ;)
Why make this news as Google news? Too much infatuation with Google that even just a passing remark about somebody using Google becomes a major PR announcement...
and as Dolemite have pointed out, everybody lose perspective of the real point of that news article.
Sure, Google shook up the industry and SE technology has always been improving anyway, and certainly Google is one of, if not the, best.
But more interesting to me is how these days access to information for all is much cheaper, easier to find, and much more effective, than pre-Web days.