Paul Graham

Early adopter of web search


Graham is an early adopter of web search, recognizing the potential of search engines in 1997. Startup advisor and angel investor Ali Partovi:

Why did he and I see the importance of search when the search companies themselves didn’t? Because we had a unique advantage: context. We interacted daily with the folks that Yahoo didn’t even recognize as its customers yet: the small businesses that were dying to get listed on Yahoo search.

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