My mother was a technical services librarian until she retired. My grandmother worked in the printing department at North Carolina State University for over 20 years. Her husband and her husband’s grandfather were both clockmakers. At the intersection of categorization and words and cogs and gears you will find me.
I have been writing about search engines since the early 1990s. My first book, Official Netscape Guide to Internet Research, came out in 1996. Since then I have authored or co-authored a number of books, including Web Search Garage, Information Trapping, and the New York Times bestseller Google Hacks. I have also written for a number of publications, including The Guardian and the Saturday Evening Post. Since 1998 I have written ResearchBuzz, a blog that covers both resource updates and search techniques and observations about the search world.
I could indeed.
I’m always up to talk about Web search, open data access, content curation, and online information collections.
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