NICK DOUGLAS — Press release titles are usually as boring as a webcam in Bill Gates's bedroom. But the headline "Quintura and blinkx to Visualize Video Search" sounded exciting. Could I search the actual visual content of videos? Navigate a pane-based grid of playable results instead of a stupid link list? Nope. "Visual search" means a tag cloud.

It's a bird! It's a plane! Oh, it's just a cloud.

Tag clouds are to Web 2.0 what lasers are to rock concerts. OLD.