Bill Oldfield

I was reminded recently about the first time I connected to the internet. It was some years before Google and I remembering marvelling at how quickly the old modem (it probably took little more than five minutes) and the speed at which information was downloaded (almost as fast as getting on my bike and cycling to the library).  

And it was with going to a library that I compared my early internet visits; a library that was the biggest in the world with no indexing system. You could have anything you wanted but it seemed there was little way of finding it.  

Then along came the likes of Yahoo and Google to act as librarians which now meant that everybody could find anything and believe that the internet is the font of all knowledge; if you can’t find something there it probably doesn’t exist. Which is, of course…

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