Google killing off 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button?


No ROM battery
How many years is the google search engine? I think I've been using since it's very inception back when. Mostly because I completely despised the then Web Portal (and directory) approach to search engines.

... and yet... If I say I clicked the I'm Feeling Lucky search button 3 times in all this time, I may be overstating.

Rob Williams

Staff member
I've just realized that with Google Instant, clicking that button is impossible! As soon as you begin to type, it changes the page and removes the button. I can see why they'd want to get rid of it, then.


Tech Monkey
I never used it and I am glad to see it go really. Optix you do know they have search engines out there just for that sort of thing now right?


No ROM battery

Actually it used to be there with Google Instant. It's not anymore. Didn't notice that change until you mentioned it. Smart of them. Possibly a 2 step plan; First make people forget about it, then quietly remove it. Better than just removing it and facing a barrage of criticism by folks who... actually never used it, or don't care :p


Tsk. You can never have too much of a good thing.


Tech Monkey
You know they use to put on death certificates masturbation, so some one use to think there could be to much of a good thing. (c;

Really! Weird! They probably thought it was depleting your "life energy" or something like that. Some of the stuff they thought back in the old days seems pretty far-out now. Breath was your soul. Illness was caused by magic spells and curses (witches, wizards, etc ...). That was before they came up with germ theory. Hmm. What else?