It's easy to forget, as it slowly evolves, but 6000 blog years ago when I began blogging, it wasn't actually a given that you could search for the answer to something and have a good chance of finding a reasonable accurate answer. Google news didn't exist. Wikipedia was new and far from comprehensive. Google maps was much less useful.
For example, I wanted to know what senators would be up for election in 2014. Was correctly confident I would be able to find out.