"Try finding Harper's Magazine when you Google "magazines that publish essays" or "magazines that publish short stories" -- it isn't easy." No, Rick, no it's not.
But I do want to point out how he thinks people might find things on the so-called Internet.
Google's bias for search results that list its own products above those of its competitors is now well-known, but equally damaging, and less remarked, is the bias that elevates websites with free content over ones that ask readers to pay at least something for the difficult labor of writing, editing, photographing, drawing, and painting and thinking coherently. Try finding Harper's Magazine when you Google "magazines that publish essays" or "magazines that publish short stories" -- it isn't easy.
Well, I thought I'd try out that search strategy for some other common things John MacArthur, or someone with his same sensibility, might go looking for things.
- Places that sell food, especially truffles
- Cameras that use the wet collodion process
- The other John MacArthur
- Evelyn Waugh
- Cats that have bushy tales and make cute faces
- Stores that sell shirts
- Companies that buy quarter-page print advertising
- Good help
- Restaurants that make pizza with pepperoni and sausage
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