"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
(New York Times) Google's chief executive, Eric E. Schmidt, said the company would remove the current number from its home page ("Searching 8,168,684,336 Web pages," it said yesterday) and instead ask users to guess the size of the new index.
Moreover, in typical offbeat Google style, there will be no announced prize for the best guess, although Mr. Schmidt did not rule out the possibility that one would be awarded. "We're suggesting that users do a little taste test," he said in a telephone interview.
Editor's note: Guessing Google's page rank is probably not going to be an easy task, but by standing on the shoulders of others this blogger's estimate is somewhere around 12,253,026,504 pages index with a high estimate of 14 billion. The Google Blog should give more details on how to enter the guessing game, and hopefully announce a prize of some sort (perhaps a tour of the Googleplex?).
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