My car is in the shop since my recent car accident, and I have a rental car. It’s a VW Jetta. When I got this car, I couldn’t find a lever inside for opening the gas cap door, like my Honda Civic has. The gas cap door doesn’t have a space you can put a finger under to open it. There was no manual in the glove compartment. I had no idea how to open the gas cap door.
The other day, I Googled for how to open the gas cap on a VW Jetta. I found out that what you do is you push the back part of the gas cap door in, and it pops out. I tried this, and it worked. Yay! Now I won’t have to pay whatever ungodly sum the rental car company would charge for filling up the car, when I take it back.
I wouldn’t have had any idea how to find this out if it weren’t for Google. It was another “how on earth did we get anything done before we had Google” moment for me. Share some of your moments like that in this thread.
I think internet search engines should be a tech in Civilization-type games, and should give a research bonus.
I’m old enough to remember a time before search engines, but I still wonder sometimes how we managed to get anything done then. I’m sure it will seem even more amazing to my baby when she is older, that people managed to get anything done or find anything out when they didn’t have search engines.