How did anyone survive without Google? I almost can’t fathom it.
If I think about my own, personal use of Internet searches, the bar graphs would be short at first. Little toes in the water here and there, mostly for fun or curiosity. No real conception of how powerful is the tool. I’d searched on Yahoo!, Ask Jeeves, Altavista, Hotbot, Excite, and probably some others I’ve long since forgotten. But those searches were sure so mundane. So pedestrian. “Good Halloween Costume,” maybe. Or, “Red Sox Schedule.”
I didn’t realize the unbreakable magnetism Google held over my life, really, until we got a puppy last May. That little black furry creature brought a whole bundle of “what the hells” with her. And a whole new epoch of ridiculous-in-retrospect search queries began.
I’m savvy enough to have long-since discarded lengthy queries with proper sentence structure and punctuation. I haven’t asked…
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