Jeeves to retire

  Peter J 17:44 11 Feb 2006

The Ask Jeeves website is to rebrand as just Ask, and the iconic valet is to retir after 10 years service.

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In this day and age the idea of a butler is rather staid, but it does seem a pity that they may now be going down the line of becoming just another faceless search engine.

I must admit that on the occasions I have used Ask Jeeves in the past I found the results not particularly relevant to the question, so I think they need to concentrate on improving their search algorithms as well.


  Forum Editor 18:04 11 Feb 2006

and they are about to ditch its one redeeeming feature. I predict an accelerated descent into obscurity.

  wolfie3000 19:26 11 Feb 2006

Only time i used ask jeeves was when i was looking for castles in england the results were about chess sets lol.

  Mr Mistoffelees 22:10 11 Feb 2006

I think few people will miss Jeeves. I, like so many others, use Google by default.

  SG Atlantis® 22:21 11 Feb 2006

Indeed, Jeeves was the first search engine I was introduced to at school. I left it there.

  pc_sausage 22:32 11 Feb 2006

Looks like "Ask Evil Jeeves" has already been taken away in preparation

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