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last week on NPR

NPR did a piece on search engines and how they work last week. At one point scientists working on them lamented that they still couldn't filter out advertising when the user didn't want that. "What we need is something that will figure out what the user needs and give that to them," one of the interviewees said. (more or less).

So today, someone wrote in, saying it's already been invented. It's me, I'm a public librarian and I do that ...

ah, those old classes about the Reference Interview ...
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