Thanks to Google, you can visit a time machine into the past. Or the next best thing. The Google archive from January 2001.
I completely forgot that I at one time wrote a two sentence movie review about X-Men on a movie review website.
|Kimberly Koski||Great entertainment, better than expected|
I saw my name there, in black and white and thought to myself... did I really write this? And I have concluded that since I have never found another person with my name online, I must have.
Al Qaeda pulled up 1,670 hits in January 2001. That's a far cry from the 16,700,000 hits currently on Google.
Wikipedia was apparently a tiny concept known only too a few. A mere 681 hits, compared to 272,000,000 today. The weirdest part of the Google 2001 is not seeing the pretty much ubiquitous Wikipedia page pulled up with every search. How weird is that??
I think this picture speaks for itself. But since you asked, here's the article accompanying the picture:
These days, cell phones provide an incredible array of functions, and new ones are being added at a breakneck pace. Depending on the cell-phone model, you can:
- Store contact information
- Make task or to-do lists
- Keep track of appointments and set reminders
- Use the built-in calculator for simple math
- Send or receive e-mail
- Get information (news, entertainment, stock quotes) from the Internet
- Play simple games
- Integrate other devices such as PDAs, MP3 players and GPS receivers
Bwah ha ha. I like that there are links to explain what e-mail and the Internet are.
Clicking on the link to email, you are informed of this:
Every day, the citizens of the Internet send each other billions of e-mail messages. If you are online a lot, you yourself may send a dozen or more e-mails each day without even thinking about it. Obviously, e-mail has become an extremely popular communication tool.
Why yes, I do probably send a dozen or more emails each day. I keep getting one from this really nice Nigerian widow who says she's got a great deal for me if I email her over my Social Security and bank number.
My favorite bit is that Barrack Obama pulled up only 9 hits. John McCain was a decent 225,000.
So what cool things are you finding?