This morning, Ev at Blogger

This morning, Ev at Blogger revived the blog search function which used to be offered there and collapsed under the strain at the beginning of the year. Within a matter of hours, he had pulled it.
Why bother relaunching it in the first place? Surely, with his experience of the fate of the last incarnation of the search function, he would have realised that the demand for it would be enormous, especially in view of the massive growth in Blogger usage. I don’t think he has done anything to enhance the reputation of Blogger, which I was beginning to think was improving following the problems with reliability and server performance that plagued it in the first few months of this year (when so many users switched to other ways of powering their sites, or even gave up entirely). Surely it is common sense to make sure that something is robust enough *before* you launch it?