I think there is hardly any techie who has never heard of Alta Vista search engine and I am also sure that very few of us has used it. I am not sure how much it will impact anyone’s life after Yahoo’s decision of shutting it down on 28th june 2013 and now after that all the searches for AltaVista will be redirect to Yahoo search engine.
Alta Vista was launched as an internet search engine on 15 Dec 1995 under the name of altavista.digital.com. Key people who were involved in the development of this search engine were Paul Flaherty , Louis Monier (developed the crawler)and Michael Burrows (developed the indexer). It was the first time when any search engine used the crawler and indexing technology and later it became motivation for all other search engines. The main reason that was responsible of Alta Vista demise Continue reading Alta Vista ShutDown by Yahoo