Keeping up with search engines
The results for a search on author Kurt Vonnegut are also interesting. There's his photo right at the top, with links to his official site and reference-type sources (yay, Internet Public Library!). It is sort of odd that one of the suggested ways to narrow your search is to click on Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Death, which makes it sound as if he's dead (which he's not). This high-level link I attribute to the search engine picking up on the many times the words "dead" or "death" appear in relation to Vonnegut's works. But as to the overall goodness of the new Ask.com, I am sure that some of the credit goes to their wise decision to appoint real live librarian Gary Price as their Director of Online Information Resources. He's also the compiler and editor of the trusty ResourceShelf.