Charlie Warzel in The Atlantic writes on the vindication of Ask Jeeves:

Many years later, it seems I owe Jeeves an apology: He had the right idea all along.

For all the hype, when I stare at these new chatbots, I can’t help but see the faint reflection of my former besuited internet manservant. In a sense, Bing and Bard are finishing what Ask Jeeves started.