Mulvany, N. (1996). Comments on Steinberg’s Article about Web Indexing. Available at: http://www.bayside-indexing.com/wired.html
“Seek and Ye Shall Find (Maybe)” provides an overview of the state of information classification and retrieval on the Web. Although Steinberg discusses classification and provides detailed discussion of several web services that deal with information, the article is not about indexing as most indexers understand the practice. One must concede that the internet has changed the face of information classification and retrieval mechanisms. At the same time, however, it is a dreadful proposition that one day the primary readers of material will be search engines. Automatic text processing methods may be inevitable but their severe shortcomings must be addressed.