Monday, December 18, 2006

You've Come A Long Way Baby! (Google Circa 1960)

Here is something simple that popped up on and though many blogs pointed out how funny it is I feel few bothered to mention how thought provoking it is. It is completely reasonable that a research company would have had a piece of paper like this in 1960 and perhaps later. Can you imagine all that would have to happen upon receipt of a particular search term? Imagine the hours put in by an army of researchers pouring over books, magazines, newspapers legal documents. Imagine the stack of paper listing relative articles, court cases, literature etc. Imagine the expense of it all. This simple, black and white photo of a photocopy speaks volumes about the impact of the internet. Just take a moment to think about it.

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