Fix The Web

I am
SICK SICK SICK
and tired of being erased from these
STUPIDLY ILL CONCEIVED
search engines !

The time has come for fundamental change.



What is needed is a
"GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE"

WHAT?!
You think you have a graphical interface already?
Well ... you don't ...
You have a partial graphical user interface.

Note: A graphical interface isn't simply a DOS interface with a colored background. Nor is it a DOS interface with a JPEG picture in the back.




Graphical user interface refers to the dimensionality we are navigating in.

Namely ... 2 dimensions instead of 1




DOS = 1 dimensional
You see only the tube you will
travel through ('hypertext')
just 2nd order destinations

(2nd order)click me
(2nd order)no! click me!



GUI = 2 dimensional You see a whole 2-D map with 3rd,4th,5th ... nth order destinations
      
                 YOU  
            /   \
           2     2
          /  \  /  \
         3    33    3 
        / \  /\/\  / \   
       4  4 4 44 4 4  4
      .   ..  ..  ..   .
      .   ..  ..  ..   .
      .   ..  ..  ..   .
Where do you want to go today?




A graphical user interface is one where we "navigate" as though hovering over a landscape and choosing our destination from among perhaps thousands presently visible ... rather than "tunneling underground" to a small number of destinations we have 'read' about (hypertext).
Note: Hypertext is extremely useful ... especially when dealing with thousands of files. But when dealing with hundreds of millions or billions of files we need some help from a higher order method.
We are rescued by the GUI interface. We choose from among a small number of very broad categories and quickly "whittle" the problem down to size.


A Real Search Engine must show a map upon which people who wish to index a page may place a link to that page ... themselves ...

(automatic indexing by a 'bot is useless and stupid)

It must be done by people ... and the only people who can do the job are the millions of people who want to post to the Internet.

And ... to keep rational control over the index ...
YOU HAVE TO PAY ... to be indexed.
There is no other way to control the awesome quantity.


This is the "scheme" .......

There is an initial map with broad general categories (just surface features placed by the engine owners in response to choices by indexers). There may be only a dozen or so such categories . Click on one (or near one) ... and ...

Then comes the second layer. Click on one of these areas and a "detail" map comes up of that area.

Then a third level (each level would expand at some specified scale - say 200 to 1 ... except the lowest one) ... then ...

At this fourth level we're into the real nitty gritty of the search engine. (because (#1)200 areas x (#2)200 areas x (#3)200 areas x (#4)~20 websites = 160 Million listings ... more than enough URLs for present purposes.





Use the space bar to toggle through the levels.
Click anywhere on the map and that spot moves to center screen.
Click center screen and that page (or area) comes up.
That's all ... there is no more to learn.
Looking is free. Indexing costs $$$$.





For $5.00 per year you get 1 "square" at the lowest level. In your square you get a 100 character name-description.

When someone clicks on your square they get a 2K description designed by you - the indexer - (the square "enlarges a bit" for a closer look) a colored background and the 2K (meta) text and the URL to click on. When the URL is clicked the "clicker" goes to the indexer's page itself and exits the search engine. Indexers determine where they wish to place their square.
Also, you should get about ten copies of your square so that you can cross index.

Put them wherever you like on the map. Duh ... maybe next to Microsoft's 10,000 square ad ... "I might get more hits there?" ... You get the picture.

Change your square whenever you like throughout the year's rental. Renew automatically if you wish. You will never be erased from the search engine because it has no "stupid 'bot" checking anything.

If you want to "show up" an the higher level map, you must buy enough squares and choose the background colors and place them so that they spell out (or form) your company name (or logo) at the higher level with those lower level squares. Simple isn't it?

The minimal $5 fee shakes out the chaff. Anyone will pay $5 for his home page ... but who can afford to index hundreds of personal pages. Just a few per individual will certainly do the job.


Other considerations:

  • There is a night and day feature.
    Click on night and use a standard search engine to "light up" related pages on the Web. That way you can find where there are "concentrations" of what you are looking for.

  • There could also be a world map.
    You get one square to put on a geographical map (for instance ... if you were a business operating only in a specific geographical area).

  • There could be a cd-rom.
    Buy a cd-rom and surf the search engine off-line. Subscribe and get a new cd sent to you every 3 months. Eh?

  • If you purposely misrepresent your site, you are removed manually by the owners of the engine (upon complaint).

  • There is a "red light" district of course. which could be blocked out easily.

  • There is a tool for outlining an area of the map (at any level) and questions can be asked ... like ... what are the most commonly used search words in this area?

  • You get an X,Y coordinate for your "place" like a URL.

  • There are containers on the side of the window. Drag & drop your selections for later visits into a special text folder. Or save as favorites. (I think this is becoming a browser/OS transform.)

  • Its much more efficient than today's engines because it doesn't index every word on the Net ... just what it's given by the indexers.

  • Really ... no advertising is necessary ... unless you want it ... Rentals generate the income.

  • There could be a "business only" map where big bucks are paid to shake out the personal pages. Only those who want to buy something would go there ... an advantage all the way around.

Anyone can grab the entire Internet search business.
Just do what I say.


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