Years ago if you had a piece of homework or you just wanted to check a fact, you've have to look it up. This could mean getting out an Encyclopaedia, going to the library, asking your dad or if you were really hi-tec you could check a CD-ROM. I was always such a nerd that my parents would literally have to drag me away from the library, eventually if they needed to go out for a few hours they'd just drop me off there and chances are I still wouldn't want to leave when they came back.
Though I can still waste hours upon hours in a library, now all of that knowledge is just a few clicks away and I believe the world is all the better for it. I transfered my fact addiction to Wikipedia and now my head is full random things from Sand Cats (which are so cute) to the Biography of Tom Waits.
I recall thinking Jumpin' Jack Flash, was incrediable I can you imagine talking to someone half way across the world on a computer?
The best part, is its all free.
***On This Day***
- 1786 The Encyclopaedia Britannica was first Published
- 1922 The Irish Free State came into existence, one year after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.