> Hmm... interesting... looks like a great April fool joke, eh?
> The Google guys, Page and Brin, wrote many papers while Google was still a
> prototype @ Stanford. Of course once they went commercial they removed all
> papers about PageRank from the WWW...
Actually, they did publish at least one paper about how Google works:
Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page, "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual
Web Search Engine," Computer Networks 30, 107-117 (1998),
which is still on the website at Stanford:
I can also recommend this article by my colleague Jon Kleinberg, which does a
nice job of tying together work on web structure and search techniques with the
sociological literature on centrality indices:
Prof. M. E. J. Newman
Santa Fe Institute
Santa Fe, New Mexico