Intelligent Search and VC Hanky Panky

Tim Bray's post on Intelligent Search repeats the obvious but has interesting histories involving Open Text, Verity, and Architext.  I also found this bit interesting:

"One day my CEO called me into the office and looked real serious and said “Tim, I think we’re in trouble. There’s a new search engine about to launch, called Architext, and they don’t search for words like we do, they search for concepts. See, it says so right here in their Powerpoints that this VC slipped me.”

Naughty but not uncommon.