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The Truth Is Out There...Somewhere
What's the difference between a spider, a search engine and a directory?

The Internet is a many-headed beast: it enables users all over the world to communicate with each other, to play games online, to surf the Web or plug in to music and movies. It also happens to be the world's largest and most-dynamic database, containing information on virtually everything under the sun. The World Wide Web today consists of something between 200 and 250 million pages, with hundreds more springing up every day!

Now, while this is all fine and dandy, an interesting and important question arises: how does one cut through this information overload, filter out irrelevant material and identify relevant and useful data? And the answer to this question [because, like princesses and frogs, questions and answers *must* go together] is a search engine, which will scour the Internet for the information you require and present it to you, neatly sorted and tabulated!

So this week, we're going to tell you a little about how these magical creatures work, and also take them for a little test-drive so see if they are really worthy of the glorious send-up we gave them two sentences ago :-)

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