You are in a darkened room. Concentrate on our voice, resistance is futile.....now you are under: Google is in control, we know what you are looking for let us help you.
Although fellow Silicon Valley Sleuth Dan Gilmor seemed less than impressed by the fledgling Google Suggestion service, the power of suggestion has always been fascinating and slightly frightening to human beings.
Although we have all laughed at people under hypnosis pretending to be chickens and dogs there has always been, for me, a darker side to the art of persuasion.
So I was very interested to test out Google's service to see how close it was to matching my search requirements. Starting with the letter S, Google returned with millions of pages, second guessing my search with the most popular pages. After adding another letter the search was amazingly refined. But strangely adding a third letter to this combination brought back absolutely nothing.
Perhaps the algorithm had a headache.
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