Google's history search is IBM's WBI, ten years later

Ten years ago, IBMers at the firm's Almaden research labs created WBI or "web browser intelligence", an intermediate "proxy" application that was available in OS/2 and Windows flavours, and ran in your PC, alongside your browser, storing the URL of every web page your loaded, giving the user a visual "tree" representation of past browsing sessions and also allowing you to search your browsing history. It was a nice product and worked well. The only problem was the slowness of PCs at the time and that searching got slower and slower the bigger your "search history" database got. For the full article, please check in with The Inquirer.


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