Bezos on “open source searching”

another post from ETech

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, dressed in faded jeans and an Oxford shirt, is having to overcome PC problems that are preventing his Powerpoint presentation from working. Conference attendees find it hilarious.

Bezos is talking about OpenSearch from Amazon’s A9 search engine. It’s designed to do for Web searching what RSS has done for Web content. From the A9 Web site:

“OpenSearch is a collection of technologies, all built on top of popular open standards, to allow content providers to publish their search results in a format suitable for syndication.”

Unfortunately, Bezos did not talk about his wacky plan to colonize space.

Cory Doctorow blogs Bezos here.

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