by Jeremy Cohen
When I was in college in the late 1980’s there was no such thing as a search engine. There was no World Wide Web, at least not the web that you and I know today. The Internet at that time was limited to use by our government (who feared nuclear catastrophe and desperately sought a method to preserve itself in the tragic event of a first strike by the Soviet Union) and by academic geeks who wanted a better way to store, share and access data. Those days, and the Soviet Union, are gone forever.