Federico bases his theory on the fact that Google has not reported an update to the number of pages listed in their index in nearly a year. Based on his interpretation of Google's white papers, Federico claims that Google's database setup limits it to indexing no more than 4,294,967,296 pages. That number is only about 10 million more than the number of pages Google currently claims to have indexed. Federico's theories follow up on earlier writings and theories proposed by Daniel Brandt.

It's an interesting read, especially if you're a techie. Far fetched? Perhaps. But with the Google IPO having come and gone, Google fanatics need to have something to obsess about, right?

Read the full theory at W3Reports.com: Is Google Broken?

Read Daniel Brandt's articles:
Google is Dying
Is Google Broken?
September 2, 2004

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