I don’t think the Google-boys read my blog (though Google itself indexes my blog within seconds), but if they do I’ve got a suggestion. It relates to how we use the Internet and wasn’t much of a problem when Google rubbed its first back.
I was wondering if its possible to record the HDMI output of my cable box or Roku. I went to Google and entered: record hdmi. I scanned the answers and picked the one which seemed closest on point. It was from 2006!
In the general scheme of things 2006 isn’t that long ago. In technology it’s forever. The answer described a lack of hardware which might not exist anymore.
There is a solution. I use it when I think of it, but I don’t always think of it.
On the left side of the Google results page is a link to: “Show search tools.” That reveals a menu which allows you to limit searches to certain dates like the last week, month or year.
As the Internet begins to age it’s time for Google to do a better job of aging their results. It won’t be easy because in many subjects older is fine. In technology it decidedly is not.