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Simple: Making a single search box is easy. Just use google.
Not: But it doesn't search this licensed stuff people depend upon in the library.
Simple: Okay, so, now, google scholar does.
Not: No, it doesn't search these other weird things our community cares about still.
Simple: Well, expose your data better.
Not: Okay, here's a Z39.50 interface.
Simple: Bah, we'll just crawl it.
Not: Wait, use OAI-PMH instead.
Not: Okay, but we still have to crawl those other things X, Y, and Z you care about so much.
Not: Yeah.
Simple: Hmm, well, while we were working on that, we came up with OpenSearch.
Not: Funny, at the same time, we came up with SRU.
Simple: But this is easier.
Not: But this is more robust.
Simple-ish: Ah, you've got a few good points there.
Not: See?
Simple: Yeah, well, but you could still add OpenSearch or SRU to your big weird data silos.
Not: Hmm, good point.
Dan Chudnov (entry 'Software, simplicity, and the librarian's corner case conundrum' - 29.03.2006, One Big Library blog)