Google is the Remembrance Agent

Back in 1996 I was given an MIT Media Labs research paper by an editor who wanted me to “check out the possibilities”. Windows 95 was almost two years old, Google was still two years in the future, Yahoo search used human-powered results in what was, essentially, a search directory and Lycos was still everybody’s “digital best friend” imperfectly fetching results from across the web in response …

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