Remembered this for some reason, which made me think back to the dark ages of blogging when the internet wasn't as nearly as smart as it is now. It's hard to remember the specifics as the internet gets a bit smarter every day, but it just wasn't the case back in 2003 that you could fire up the internet and basically get the answer to any question you had. Google maps and Google news search didn't even exist.
Though the flip side is once things are on the internet long enough the companies that run them become increasingly dedicated to making them shitty. I'm looking at you google.