Youda thunk Y2K and basic search had been solved by now.

Computer programmers, rejoice! With 2010 nearly upon us, we can celebrate that all of the fundamental problems in computer science have been put to rest.

What's that, you say? Try a search for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" on the Roger Ebert page of the Chicago Sun Times site? Well, okay...

Only 22 more years until Casablanca premières.

Only 22 more years until Casablanca premières.

So, searching for a very specific film title matches the intended review on the penultimate line of the third and last page of results, while adding a surplus century to the date. Oh, and articles that aren't reviews are displayed as though they were very bad reviews.


Update, October 16th

Looks like the Sun Times wunderkinder fixed it, apparently by rolling back to the old search code.

Archived Comments

  1. Brian Hampson on 20091022.Thursday:
    Perhaps they read your blog post :)
  2. Dave on 20091022.Thursday:
    Somehow I doubt I have that much pull with the Chicago papers, and I'm sure I wasn't the only one complaining. What I still can't believe is that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid only got two-and-a-half stars.