Strangely, Microsoft has manged to even embrace and extend when it comes to googling their programming languages. Want to find something on Visual Basic.NET? No problem! Google "VB.NET" and/or "Visual Basic.NET" along with your other search words, and you'll get pretty much exactly what you wanted and expected.

But how about Visual Basic 6.0? Forget it. Now you get VB 6 and VB.NET hits for your "Visual Basic" searches. What a pain! MS even has Google pushing you to "upgrade", if only so that your searches are more useful again. Sheesh.

(Obviously what Google needs is regexps, but that's another blog...)