Life before Google

The other day, when I was wondering what to do about the raccoons that are all of a sudden getting into our trash can and scattering the contents across the front yard, I didn’t even talk about my dilemma to anyone. Instead, I came to my laptop and googled “how to keep raccoons out of the trash can.”

raccoon_2
Photo “raccoon_2” – courtesy of Donald Farmer

I’m not going to brag about how many useful advices my search on Google brought up – it’s what the majority of Internet users would expect anyway: to find a reliable answer to almost any kind of question, quickly and easily.

There’s something else that this search brought up in my mind. I’ve been using the Internet for at least a good dozen of years and after that time I can’t remember any more what the life before Google looked like.

Where did we get all the information?

I know, I know, there’s been a continuously growing plethora of resources available to humankind for a long time. And I also realize that there are other search engines – besides Google – out there and many people are using them. However, Google is so popular and powerful that it’s name became a synonym for an online search. “Google it!” is a correct answer to pretty much anything people are dealing with nowadays.

Google 的貼牌冰箱(Google refrigerator)
Photo “Google 的貼牌冰箱(Google refrigerator)” – courtesy of Aray Chen

And still, I can’t remember the life before Google…

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Most of all Daria enjoys creating, designing, taking photos of, writing about and sharing all the beautiful, cheerful things and moments. She finds them everywhere she goes. And tons of fun people, too!

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Erik Perse - May 18, 2011

Huh, same here. The internet is great!

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