Saturday, February 23, 2008

What would Google be like before Information Technology

People who know me know that I really like Google and Google's services. I ran across these via the Google Operating System blog. It's really fun to imagine what Google would have been like before we all had access to the Internet.

True "Question Desk" from 1924:

Fake Google from 1960:

Some people remember calling their local library help desk to get answers to questions. I remember going through big encyclopedias in the library. Funny to think that we all have this information at our fingertips now.

1 comment:

jay said...

i remember my parents spending lots of money on encyclopedias which inevitably never had the answer you were looking for.

Then we bought microsoft encarta on CD, which, again required an extra level of subscription or upgrade to get the article you were looking for.