How come most search engines, in apps and such, are not only 100 times slower, but also so much stupider than Google? I mean, even years ago I was looking for a recipe in a second language (Swedish), and I spelt both of the two words badly wrong, and Google still found the recipe for me, top hit!
In contrast, look at this organic waste from the iTunes store:
How brain dead is that?
Normally it takes just a year or two for the industry to catch up to the inventor of something better. But after 15 years we are still waiting for search systems to catch up to Google. What's up?
Sure, I know that google has hardware which is colossal and mind-blowing, but on the other hand, they search an index of the whole friggin web! The billing company for my business, when their admin site/server searches for a customer, it normally takes like 20-30 seconds, as opposed to Google's 0.30 seconds, and they just have a few thousand customer numbers to search through. The contrast is absurd.