@bradenslen Tim Bray wrote about this “old stuff” problem with Google back in January and I see in the comments that others had been writing about it before that. It’s not clear why, but there’s strong anecdotal evidence to suggest Google really is forgetting old stuff, at least until prodded by a mass of searches for it.
@smokey Nice find. It's interesting, Google has had few technical weaknesses up till now, perhaps they are having a mid-life crisis?
@bradenslen Perhaps they’ve finally reached that point at which they’re too big to succeed?
@smokey It happens. The advertising part of the company has taken over. It's now about milking profit and reports for the next quarter, not technical excellence.
The whole developing a China search engine thing was disturbing.