Cunning plan

02May13

I searched for “cookery” on iTunes, after the apps and the books the first two TV episodes listed were ‘Blackadder’. The next one was ‘Friends’. Heston Blumenthal popped up at number four. The next two top ten slots were ‘Friends’ again, followed by ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot’.

I wonder how the search algorithm works. Is it because most people who are looking for ‘cookery’ are actually looking for ‘Blackadder’? Or is it because most people who are looking for ‘cookery’ see ‘Blackadder’ at the top of the list and click on it to see why it has appeared… thus demonstrating to the intelligent search engine that it has got it right?

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One Response to “Cunning plan”

  1. 1 Mike S

    Obvious really – there’s Baldric’s fondness for cooking turnips in Blackadder 2 (?), and his recipe for a coffee substitute in Blackadder goes Fourth.

    And are you forgetting that Monica had a catering business?


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