Life Before Google [Comic]


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A short story about a forgotten era:

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29 Responses to Life Before Google [Comic]

  1. Cute. However, if memory serves, there were other ways then. We actually had the Britannica (and a couple other encyclopedias, a few dictionaries, etc) in the house, and we made use of them.

    And then there was something called an education, which was based on the startling idea that you’d spend some 20 years of your life learning things and storing them in your head, rather than in the cloud, to access as the need arose.

    Admittedly, Google gives you more information, faster, and for free… love it!

    • Yeah, because education and Britannica could really tell you what “that actor in that TV show” was also in. Or other minutae that really starts to eat at you after a while.

  2. Cute. However, if memory serves, there were other ways then. We actually had the Britannica (and a couple other encyclopedias, a few dictionaries, etc) in the house, and we made use of them.

    And then there was something called an education, which was based on the startling idea that you'd spend some 20 years of your life learning things and storing them in your head, rather than in the cloud, to access as the need arose.

    Admittedly, Google gives you more information, faster, and for free… love it!

    • Yeah, because education and Britannica could really tell you what "that actor in that TV show" was also in. Or other minutae that really starts to eat at you after a while.

    • I don't know a single person who had an encyclopedia in their house. Those things were EXPENSIVE. Also, they were a bitch to use.

      Education? That's hilarious. I'll just leave it at that.

  3. B-4 Google and After Google is the same. B-4, the people who wanted to know; knew. Those that were ignorant B=4 Google are still ignorant, and will remain so until the end of time.

  4. B-4 Google and After Google is the same. B-4, the people who wanted to know; knew. Those that were ignorant B=4 Google are still ignorant, and will remain so until the end of time.

  5. I don’t know a single person who had an encyclopedia in their house. Those things were EXPENSIVE. Also, they were a bitch to use.

    Education? That’s hilarious. I’ll just leave it at that.

  6. I had 2 sets of encyclopedias, many dictionaries and I read them when I was a kid. I know what all the "swear" words meant before any of my friends! plus the fact that F.U.C.K. is an acronym for Fornication Under the Consent of the King, allowing the English to have intercourse outside of wedlock to replenish all the people that died during the Plague.

    • Too bad that "fact" is actually an urban legend.. It's unfortunate you were led astray by false information. Might be a good time to check the etymology of the word.

    • over the centuries, the English have come up with many acronyms, such as For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, simply as an excuse to use the old Saxon word, We loves us a good innuendo. Fuck, however remains an old Saxon word. In my neighbourhood Kestrels are still called "Windfuckers", as they have been since the days of Chaucer.

  7. Yeah, they would actually have to pick up an encyclopedia or go to the library and do some actually research.  

  8. I think there were big buildings in town centres, filled with books. I also think they were manned by geek superheroes who could actually lead you to well-researched knowledge on the subject. I don't know if anybody remembers them.