Stephen E Arnold: Real Time Search?

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Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

Real Time: Maybe, Maybe Not

The general buzzy Teddy Bear notion of real time is that when new data are available to the system, the system processes the data and makes them available to other software processes and users.   . . .   Real time. Not now and not unless something magic happens to eliminate latencies, marketing baloney, and user misunderstanding of real time.  Read analysis with chart.

Phi Beta Iota: Stephen E. Arnold is perhaps the world’s top expert on search & retrieval. For those who wish to reflect deeply on this subject, we recommend a look at the 1,000 entries accessible via Information Today’s search box. What is visible has been modified somewhat by editors seeking to avoid offending major advertisers who do not appreciate being called out for their inadequacies, but helps show just how inadequate Google, Bing, Baidu, and Yandex are, among many others. Although retired, Arnold remains available as a consultant and is in our view the very best mind on how to advance from our present sorry state of marginal information access. Visit him at

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In Search of …The Good Search: The Invisible Elephant

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