On 06/07/2013 07:05, Mark K. Ehlert wrote:
If anybody out there still uses the AltaVista search engine as part of their cataloging toolset, Yahoo! announced a few days that they’re shuttering the site on July 8th–on Monday. A very brief mention of this news is here: <http://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/54125001066/keeping-our-focus-on-whats-next> AltaVista was my go-to search engine for a couple years before Google proved to be more useful.
It was my favorite too. A couple of years ago I wrote on Autocat about “Old School Search Engines” where I mentioned Alta Vista and other search engines. Perhaps people would be interested in that post.