IBM Labs comes up with novel idea to make the Web more accessible. And we can help.
By Chris Smith
For some reason, when I think of the size of the World Wide Web, I think of that scene at the end of The Perfect Storm where fisherman Bobby Shatford (played by Mark Wahlberg) swims up and away from the sinking Andrea Gail to emerge on the surface of the Atlantic Ocean only to see a limitless--and hopeless--panorama of high seas and wind-whipped waves.
As of the middle of this week, the closest estimate of the total number of indexed Web pages found on the World Wide Web is at least 27.77 billion (see WorldWideWebSize.com). Thinking about taking any universal applicable action on this--including reading all the pages or even a portion of them--seems simply overwhelming.