Every time you use Google — a reverie

It’s a Google search — nothing special, about 3.5 billion of them happen every day


There, I just did a Google search. Billions of webpages and a majority of the entire library of mankind was just sorted by my search term in 0.43 seconds.

No big deal — this happens about 3.5 billion times a day, or 40 000 per second. By all accounts it’s pretty much a common occurrence.

How did we get so used to this?

We’re so used to getting instant results, any time we have to wait more than a few seconds for Google to answer our every question we get irritated, but we forget that these results are the compounded effects of generations of work and sacrifice.

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