A while back AskJeeves.com changed to Ask.com. I began wondering,”What happened to Jeeves??” In a daring attempt to uncover internet crime, I wrote to Ask.com to ask the ultimate question, “Where is Jeeves?” Below is my brave detective work, followed by their answer. Now, perhaps, all of us can sleep more soundly.
Customer 03/14/2006 12:11 PM
I miss the butler. What happened? Did he succumb to the old saying “The butler did it” and get arrested??
Your feedback message to Ask.com
Response (J.K.) 03/24/2006 06:02 PM
We appreciate you taking the time to write to us regarding Ask.com.
As the web became more of a real-time utility for people, Jeeves’ job dramatically changed. Users came to Ask Jeeves for more sophisticated searches. Searches that were informational, navigational, and ultimately, transactional. Ask.com users wanted a search engine to help them search, get and do whatever they needed — at a moment’s notice.
This drove us to focus on improving our robust search engine technology and give users the Web’s most useful set of tools, and gave Jeeves the opportunity to relax. Today, as Ask.com we are singularly focused on helping users find what they need through the complicated, exciting, ever-changing web. No matter what the search, Ask.com is committed to meeting the search challenge..
Your comments are important to us, and we will make the appropriate departments aware. If we can be of further assistance, please let us know.