The image above, from Google’s patent shows a source rank that no longer exists in the same way that it did when this patent was first published. Algorithms can change over time, and this one likely did.
Neither The Nation or Computerworld should write about patents. Period. Never. In the past couple of days Computerworld posted a “breaking news” story about the publication of a Google patent application from 9 months ago (not breaking news). The Nation wrote a followup story on Computerworld‘s story, and made the same mistake.
Both saw optimism when they should have instead felt fear.
They weren’t publishing information about a 9-month-old patent, but rather a ten-year-old patent. They would have known that if they ever wrote about patents. 🙂