Hot, Flat, and Inaccurate


Call me shallow, but when I read the Thomas Friedman column that Ron Bailey blogged below, I was less interested in the points Friedman was trying to make than in the error in this passage:

They tell you that they have this thing called a "search engine," and they are naming it -- get this -- "Google." They tell you to type in any word in this box on a computer screen and -- get this -- hit a button labeled "I'm Feeling Lucky." Up comes a bunch of Web sites related to that word.

I'm not surprised that Thomas Friedman doesn't know what the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button does. But surely the Times employs copy editors who do?