The Dumbest Question a Computer Has Asked Me Today

Doing a keyword search on a university library catalog for “Elizabeth Woodville,” I received less than a handful of results and this helpful inquiry:

Did you mean elizabeth woodpile?

Obviously a Ricardian programmer at work here.

3 thoughts on “The Dumbest Question a Computer Has Asked Me Today”

  1. Heh. In all fairness, there aren’t many books about Elizabeth Woodville. Try putting quotes around the whole thing, or searching by subject under “Elizabeth, consort of Edward IV,” which is the beginning of the official subject heading. Some books list her as “Wydeville,” and that will find them, too.

    Sorry, the librarian in me can’t resist 🙂

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