Jeeves the Butler Available for Work End of February

Feb 13, 2006 • 7:36 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Ask.com - Ask Jeeves
 

As I posted at the SEW blog yesterday, Ask Jeeves is going to be dropping the Jeeves butler by the end of this month, according to BBC News UK.

We saw early signs of this coming with Ask France & Japan dropping (or not including) the butler earlier. It is sad that attempts to save the butler seemed to have failed. We covered the rumors of Barry Diller wanting to Rename to Ask Jeeves to Ask a while back, lots of memories will be remembered, including;

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Comments:

P.G. Wodehouse

04/19/2006 01:07 am

No one with a brain is taken in by the "Jeeves has retired" PR scam. Jeeves has been institutionally liquidated (see Orwell's novel "1984"). We wonder how the utterly impersonal, utterly sterile "Ask.com" will survive without its long-popular personification.

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