I was watching Adaptation again last night (what a film!) and wanted to know the name of an actor who played a certain role. So I went to imdb, typed in the title and found out without ever having to leave the room.
Earlier, I wanted to find the lyrics to a somewhat obscure musical by Jules Feiffer I’d seen at a university cabaret, did a quick search, and sure enough there they were.
It wasn’t so long ago that we had to rely on our memories or ‘look something up’ in a book or at the library.
Now, we have a virtual ‘mall of information’ available at our fingertips anytime we’re online. Certainly there are gaps and we still have to research, process and analyse the results. But it still amazes me that we have so much ‘all under one roof’.