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>The real reason Google's still on top is that consumer habits are hard to change, and once people have 20 years of practice solving a problem one way, most of them are not going to switch unless the alternative isn't just better, it's way, way better.

I agree about consumer's habits, but not about quality - i mean google of today is worse search engine than google of 5 years ago.

Now google tries to guess, badly, what you meant, instead of giving you what you asked for. The pleasure of dealing with IT systems is that they give you what you ask them for, not what you meant - it introduces extra error, and worse - one that cannot be fixed by user.

I can rephrase my querry, and google will still interpret it - leading to same batch of useless results.

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