An era ends in the last weeks of 2019.
Since about two weeks, I am no longer able to use
Google with my favorite text-mode web browser, Lynx.
It started about a month ago, when I noticed that sometimes,
after submitting my search query, I was presented with a search result
page which didn't allow to invoke the actual links.
When I reloaded the start page, it suddenly worked again.
So I guess Google was doing experiments with its users.
If someone didn't actually click on any result links, and reloaded
the main page, they gave them the old start page.
But now, the redesign seems to be finalized, and I am no
longer able to use Google with Lynx at all.
I don't have a X11 session open all the time, and I don't have
a Windows PC running next to my Linux workstation.
So I don't have an easy way to switch to a graphical browser just
to be able to research things while I do my work.
Luckily, there is duckduckgo. However, I have to admit,
the search results of duckduckgo are by far inferior to what
Google used to give. However, being a blind person, I
guess I have to accept that Google doesn't care anymore.
Maybe I should delete my Google account as a consequence.
Bye bye mainstream, hello ghetto.