Talk:World Wide Web Wanderer

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Needs some verification that a) `Wandex' was ever more than a list of URLs, b) it was possible to access `Wandex' `over the Web' for search purposes. Otherwise, it doesn't really justify the `first search engine' claim, although it may have been the first documented crawler. Credibly Witless (talk) 13:20, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Was WWW Wanderer the first search engine?
According to The Search, How Google and its rivals rewrote business and transformed culture by John Battelle, "The Wanderer was a robot that automatically created an index of sites, and Gray hacked up a search interface that allowed users to search the index." (p.41) He goes on to quote Gray himself as saying: "It wasn't the greatest search engine that ever was, but it was the first search engine that ever was". So, what do we make of this???--Evenmadderjon (talk) 15:03, 28 July 2009 (UTC)