It is no surprise Ask.com, formerly Ask Jeeves, has sent Jeeves into retirement as I posted last fall (September 28, 2005). It just took a little longer than I anticipated for the Jeeves retirement to materialize.
Chris Sherman does a thorough job recapping the adventures of Jeeves over the last eleven years. He even points out that Ask.com has created a site dedicated to Jeeves' Retirement. If you visit the site you can send Jeeves best wishes and help him plan his retirement. He is pictured here rolling in his new powerboat and I am a little envious. The site is a good spirited effort by Ask.com to make Jeeves departure more fun.
I just wonder if we have seen the last of the chubby butler? Or will he be coming out of retirement at some point down the road to add a "retro Internet feel" to Ask.com?