Jeeves Returns To Ask Jeeves; Ask.com Still Shuns Him
Is Jeeves back?
Don’t you remember? Ask.com retired Jeeves back in February of 2006. Now, two and half years later, they are bringing Jeeves back? Is it possible?
All in all, it does indeed seem like Ask.com is going back to 1996 and maybe this just helps us prove it?
I will email Ask.com’s PR team for a comment on this finding and update this post when/if I get an answer.
Hat tip to @leonardholmes for spotting this.
Postscript: An Ask.com spokesperson returned my request and told me the following:
For users who search for Jeeves, or type in the ‘askjeeves.com’ URL, we’re giving them an ‘easter egg’ that shows Jeeves on their homepage. The image disappears once the user exits their browser. It’s a nice surprise for those users who still look for him, and we’ve gotten positive feedback from our users who have experienced it.
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