The Web’s Amish

I noticed in the PVRblog referrers that the site Digital Video Recorders (DVRs)” href=”http://dir.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Consumer_Electronics/Video/Digital_Video_Recorders__DVRs_/”>has been listed in Yahoo and that reminded me of how strange it must be that there are still Yahoo Surfers that do directories by hand for the search engine. I immediately thought of the Amish. These people scour the web for new interesting sites, constantly adding, editing, and tweaking their huge handmade taxonomy of all things web, while in the background millions of robots do their job better. Yet in the face of that, they keep pressing on.

On the Information Superhighway, Yahoo Surfers have orange triangular safety reflectors on the back of their buggies while the Googlebots whiz on by.