Today marks the end of a Search Engine that made itself famous on a number of television programs over the years. Perhaps a dig or swipe in the past at Yahoo, Excite and Lycos the big boys at the time. Those days you actually went to all three to see what you could find and was in the Top 10 in each. And in those days there was just really a list of categories, follow by another click of more categories, and then finally at some point a list of links, with a short description of what was to come on a click. Its been a while since I visited Alta Vista, its demise was announced about a month ago. There is a recap of its history in SearchEngineLand.com today. the article is here.