BBC: “What is this…’search engine’?”

August 14, 2008

The BBC clearly has no idea what a search engine is. Check out this excerpt from the article “Mozilla plans Luganda web search“:

Internet search engine Mozilla Firefox has launched a project in Uganda to translate its searches into the local Luganda language.

Firefox isn’t a search engine – it’s a web browser. So, then, what can this even mean? Are they creating a search engine? Are they adding features to translate search terms before sending them to another search engine?

Updated: the article has been updated to remove all references to search engines, presumably after receiving e-mails from everybody who read the article.